David Copperfield, shortly after the death of his beloved father, becomes aware of the attention of one Mr. Murdstone to his mother. His displeasure at such attentions is markedly evidenced, and as a result he is dispatched on a visit to Aunt Peggoty's home in Yarmouth, which has been made of an upturned boat by the side of the sea. Here be meets little Emily. Upon his return to his home. "The Rookery," he finds his suspicions were true, and Murdstone has become his stepfather. Revolting against the tyranny and cruel treatment accorded him at the hands of his stepfather, David is sent to school at Salem House. While there he is advised of the death of his dear mother. After his mother's death, David is apprenticed to serve in the Murdstone brewery, and there becomes a lodger at the home of Mr. Micawber. The Micawbers, in straitened circumstances, are evicted from their humble dwelling, and David, mourning the loss of his new-found friends, resolves to run away from his brewery ...
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