Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 25/09/2003
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Synopsis

'In Little Dorrit, Dickens attacked English institutions with a ferocity that has never since been approached' George Orwell

A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity. It follows Arthur Clennam who, returning to England after many years abroad, takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, who was born and raised in the Marshalsea where her father has long been imprisoned for debt. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Pancks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, to the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office and Merdle, an unscrupulous financier.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Stephen Wall and Helen Small

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141439969
  • Number of pages: 1024
  • Weight: 683g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 42 mm

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Little Dorrit
A showcase for some of Dickens' love of sarcasm
I struggled a bit with this book. On the one hand, typical themes of dark family secrets, wills and money all run through this book. The main characters ar... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
Little Dorrit
Very good
Nice to be reading Charles Dickens again very good storyline and characters in the story. The story is the very descriptive as well the only downside to t... READ MORE
Freya Bradley