David Copperfield - Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 42 Summary

Agnes, her father, and the Heeps come for a visit to London. In a conversation with David, Uriah Heep drops hints about the relationship between Mrs. Strong and Jack Maldon. He also plans to stop Agnes's continued friendship with Mrs. Strong.

David takes Agnes to meet Dora. The meeting goes very well and the two women strike up a strong friendship. Coming home from the visit, David stumbles on a meeting between Dr. Strong, Mr. Wickfield, and Uriah Heep. Heep has revealed the evidence for Mrs. Strong's supposed affair. Dr. Strong is very affected by the news but he vows to stand by his wife and blames himself for marrying someone so much younger than himself.

The situation causes David to lose his temper with Uriah Heep. David hits him. Uriah Heep refuses to be angry and acts as though nothing had happened. David watches as the...

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