David Copperfield - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

On a visit to David in Canterbury, Mr. Dick relates the appearance of a strange man at his aunt's house who had frightened her. David is not sure if he should believe Dick's story, and is worried that it might have something to do with Dick's own family trying to take him back from Miss Betsey.

David has tea with Uriah Heep and Heep's mother. Both Heeps constantly refer to their own humbleness and poverty. While they are very poor, they are also extremely interested in pumping David for information about himself and his life. David ends up sharing many experiences and feelings that he later regrets. During the meeting, by sheer coincidence, Mr. Micawber walks past the house and sees David. David uncomfortably introduces him to the Heeps and tries to get him not to reveal anything to them about his former life. However, some information...

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