Dickens's classic autobiographical tale. The hero runs away from boyhood misery and poverty in London to Dover and his aunt Betsey Trotwood, meets Agnes, meets the Peggotty family and re-encounters his childhood friend Steerforth who finally drowns after stealing away Little Em'ly Peggotty. Blind to Agnes's affection, Copperfield marries empty-headed Dora and becomes a famous writer, but after her death begins to love Agnes. Almost ruined by the cunning clerk
Uriah Heep, Copperfield marries Agnes, Em'ly is found safe and alive in Australia, and Copperfield's old friend Mr Micawber is finally relieved of his debts.