On his return, David is given good reason to dislike his stepfather and has similar feelings for Murdstone's sister Jane, who moves into the house soon afterwards.Between them they tyrannise his poor mother, making her and David's lives miserable, and when, in consequence, David falls behind in his studies, Murdstone attempts to thrash him – partly to further pain his mother.
David's landlord, Wilkins Micawber, is arrested for debt and sent to the King's Bench Prison, where he remains for several months, before being released and moving to Plymouth.
No one remains to care for David in London, so he decides to run away.
David goes home for the holidays to learn that his mother has given birth to a baby boy.
Shortly after David returns to Salem House, his mother and her baby die, and David returns home immediately. Murdstone sends David to work for a wine merchant in London – a business of which Murdstone is a joint owner.
He's achieved some extraordinary things." PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings 2013 The couple live in Copperfield Bay, an archipelago of 11 islands in the Caribbean.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem reportedly held their secret wedding on one of the islands in July 2010.
David was born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, England, six months after the death of his father.
David spends his early years in relative happiness with his loving, childish mother and their kindly housekeeper, Peggotty.
The magician, one of the most successful solo entertainers of all time, who's grossed more than billion during his conjuring career, has made magic by investing some of that dough on his tropical paradise."Because of my work I have the privilege of living in extraordinary places around the world," he says.
The 57-year-old magician is set to wed 28-year-old girlfriend Chloe Gosselin, the mother of his 3-year-old daughter, Sky.
Teased about his past reputation as a ladies' man with a bevy of gorgeous models as his arm candy (he dated Claudia Schiffer for six years), Copperfield airily waves that away and, oh by the way, mentions his news."Oh, that was a long time ago," he says.