David Copperfield Chapter Summary - Part 1
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By Poppy Edmunds
CHAPTER 22 – SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
Copperfield visits Blunderstone Rookery (his old home) quite a few times to think about his past.
Steerforth buys a boat for Mr Peggotty to look after. Littimer, Steerforth manservant, arrives and tells them that Miss Mowcher was in the area. She is a fat beautician.
A woman named Martha finds Emily to ask her for some money and saying that she is very poor. (She used to work with Emily at Mr Omer’s shop).
Emily apologises for being an awful wife.
CHAPTER 23 – I CORROBORATE MR DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSION
Steerforth and Copperfield leave Yarmouth. Steerforth goes home, after Copperfield receives a letter from his aunt saying that he should be a Proctor.
Copperfield and his aunt go to Spenlow and Jorkins to find out about the job. It will cost £1000 for the training. They go to a flat to rent, which Copperfield accepts. Mrs Crupp owns this flat.
CHAPTER 24 – MY FIRST OBSESSION
Copperfield has a housewarming party with Steerforth and his Oxford friends, Granger and Markham. Copperfield gets really drunk and decides to go to the theatre, but he sees Agnes there and is very embarrassed.
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