had been married to a husband younger than herself, who was very handsome, except in the sense of the homely adage, 'handsome is, that handsome does'—

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Am Born

People fall in love and marry for different reasons in the novel, some poor ones, a powerful physical attraction heading the list. This passing vignette offers a sorrowful pattern.

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