Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit A novel of serendipity of fortunes won and lost and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society Charles Dickens s Little Dorrit is edited with an introduction by

  • Title: Little Dorrit
  • Author: Charles Dickens Helen Small Stephen Wall
  • ISBN: 9780141439969
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • A novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society, Charles Dickens s Little Dorrit is edited with an introduction by Stephen Wall in Penguin Classics.When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother s seamstress, and in theA novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society, Charles Dickens s Little Dorrit is edited with an introduction by Stephen Wall in Penguin Classics.When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother s seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy s father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison 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 Panks, the reluctant rent collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens s maturity.Stephen Wall s introduction examines Dickens s transformation of childhood memories of his father s incarceration in the Marshalsea debtors prison This revised edition includes expanded notes, appendices and suggestion for further reading by Helen Small, a chronology of Dickens s life and works, and original illustrations.Charles Dickens is one of the best loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012 His most famous books, i

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