CHAPTER 1. I AM BORN.

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

David Copperfield (Chapter 1).

CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE.

CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE.

A pair of such very stiff trousers that they would have stood quite as well alone, without any legs in them.

David Copperfield (Chapter 3).

CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE.

CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME.

CHAPTER 6. I ENLARGE MY CIRCLE OF ACQUAINTANCE.

CHAPTER 7. MY ‘FIRST HALF’ AT SALEM HOUSE.

CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON.

CHAPTER 9. I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY.

CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR.

CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON’T LIKE IT.

That slow agony of my youth.

David Copperfield (Chapter 11).

CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FORM A GREAT RESOLUTION.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

David Copperfield (Chapter 12).

CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION.

CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME.

CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING.

CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE.

CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP.

CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT.

CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY.

CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH’S HOME.

CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM’LY.

It was as true as taxes is. And nothing’s truer than them.

David Copperfield (Chapter 21).

CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE.

CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSION.

CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION.

CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS.

CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY.

She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don’t know what she was—anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.

David Copperfield (Chapter 26).

CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES.

CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER’S GAUNTLET.

It’s a bad job but the sun sets every day, and people die every minute, and we mustn’t be scared by the common lot.

David Copperfield (Chapter 28).

CHAPTER 29. I VISIT STEERFORTH AT HIS HOME, AGAIN.

CHAPTER 30. A LOSS.

CHAPTER 31. A GREATER LOSS.

CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY.

CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL.

CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME.

CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION.

If you’re an eel, sir, conduct yourself like one.

David Copperfield (Chapter 35).

CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM.

CHAPTER 37. A LITTLE COLD WATER.

CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.

CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP.

CHAPTER 40. THE WANDERER.

CHAPTER 41. DORA’S AUNTS.

CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF.

I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time.

David Copperfield (Chapter 42).

CHAPTER 43. ANOTHER RETROSPECT.

Night after night, I record predictions that never come to pass, professions that are never fulfilled, explanations that are only meant to mystify.

David Copperfield (Chapter 43).

CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING.

CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT’S PREDICTIONS.

CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE.

CHAPTER 47. MARTHA.

The neighbourhood was a dreary one at that time; as oppressive, sad, and solitary by night, as any about London.

David Copperfield (Chapter 47).

CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC.

CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY.

CHAPTER 50. Mr. PEGGOTTY’S DREAM COMES TRUE.

CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY.

A man must take the fat with the lean.

David Copperfield (Chapter 51).

CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION.

We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannise over them too; we are fond of having a large superfluous establishment of words to wait upon us on great occasions; we think it looks important, and sounds well.

David Copperfield (Chapter 52).

CHAPTER 53. ANOTHER RETROSPECT.

CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER’S TRANSACTIONS.

CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST.

CHAPTER 56. THE NEW WOUND, AND THE OLD.

CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS.

CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE.

CHAPTER 59. RETURN.

CHAPTER 60. AGNES.

CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS.

CHAPTER 62. A LIGHT SHINES ON MY WAY.

CHAPTER 63. — A VISITOR.

CHAPTER 64. — A LAST RETROSPECT.

My lamp burns low, and I have written far into the night; but the dear presence, without which I were nothing, bears me company.

David Copperfield (Chapter 64).