the Irish Giant

Category: Daily Life | Type: Historical | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: The Beginning of a Long Journey

Dickens is probably referring to Patrick Cotter, who adopted the name O'Brien, was born in 1760 in Ireland and died in 1806. He called himself "The Irish Giant." He was 8'1" and a familiar figure in London's display of "freaks."  

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