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People/Characters: Mr Micawber

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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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One of the great comic characters in English literature, Wilkins Micawber was modelled on Dickens's own father, who like Micawber went to debtors' prison. Micawber's long-winded speeches and hopeful expectations that "something will turn up" are a delight to the reader.


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