David Copperfield - Study Guide Chapter 51 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 51 Summary

Mr. Peggotty takes Emily back to his lodgings and then comes to David's house to share her story. Emily, after running away from Littimer, was taken in by an Italian housewife. This woman hid her from Littimer and then nursed her through a fever. After Emily recovered, she went to France and then on to Dover. In England, she avoided her former home and was found by Martha in London. Mr. Peggotty makes plans to take Emily away to Australia where they can start a new life. He asks David to accompany him to Yarmouth to tell the family and pack up his belongings. David and Mr. Peggotty go to Yarmouth and share what has happened to Emily. It is a very painful goodbye for everyone.

Chapter 51 Analysis

Mr. Peggotty's loyalty to Emily continues as he plans their new life together. Leaving the only home he has...

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