Reading David Copperfield I feel like I understand my grandparents better. Dickens’ England seems closer to their worldview than my own – which seems remarkable, given they were born fifty years after he died in a different country. Mr Murdstone and Miss Murdstone believe in ‘firmness’ above everything else. Manners dominate everything. Order is the most important thing.
Reading David Copperfield
24 Wednesday Oct 2007