David Copperfield - Study Guide Chapter 49 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 49 Summary

David receives a letter from Mr. Micawber asking for a secret meeting in front of the Debtor's Prison. At the same time, Traddles receives a letter from Mrs. Micawber detailing Mr. Micawber's violent and secretive behavior and her suspicions that he has gone to London.

David and Traddles go to see Mr. Micawber, who drops many hints that Heep is the cause of many of his troubles. David brings Mr. Micawber home to calm him down, but he only gets more wild and unintelligible about Heep. He runs out of the house. Soon after, they receive a letter from him. It mentions that something will happen the following week in Canterbury, but no one knows to what the letter refers.

Chapter 49 Analysis

Mr. Micawber's strange behavior illustrates a building toward the revelation of another secret, about Uriah Heep. The dramatic way that Mr. Micawber presents the secret...

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