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David Copperfield Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 52 Summary

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Chapter 52 Summary

David, Betsey, Mr. Dick, and Traddles go to Canterbury to keep their appointment with Mr. Micawber. Dora stays behind because she is sick. They arrange to meet Mr. Micawber at a hotel and from there they go to the Wickfield house.

When everyone is assembled, Micawber begins presenting his evidence against Uriah Heep. Heep warns them all to stop or he will ruin them all with the secrets he knows about them.

Mr. Micawber's charges against Heep begin with the fact that he forced Mr. Wickfield to sign various papers and lied about what the papers were about. This made Mr. Wickfield think that he had mismanaged the financial affairs of his friends, including Miss Betsey, and had put him under Heep's control to keep the secret from getting out.

Secondly, it is revealed that Heep forged Mr. Wickfield's signature on documents that left a significant amount...

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