David Copperfield - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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David is officially apprenticed to Mr. Spenlow as a proctor. To celebrate, Mr. Spenlow invites David to spend the weekend at his house and to meet his only daughter, Dora, who has just returned from finishing school in France. David falls in love with Dora at first sight. He is concerned, however, by the appearance of Miss Murdstone as Dora's companion and guardian. At first David is worried that Miss Murdstone will try to turn Dora against him. Miss Murdstone proposes a pact that neither one of them will mention their past connection to each other. David's real focus is Dora, who he spends all his time thinking about and planning chance encounters with.

David's pattern of developing intense romantic crushes on the women he meets continues with Dora. The reader learns very little about Dora, other than that she is beautiful. David does not learn anything about her personality...

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