which I cannot distinguish from actual remembrance,

Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Observe

A candid and for the time advanced view of the unreliability of memory. In effect David is saying that autobiography, unavoidably enriched by the imagination, is part fiction, just as Dickens would say of this and other novels of his that fiction is part autobiography. The opening of the next paragraph develops the idea.

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