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Little Dorrit

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Amy Dorrit's father is not very good with money. She was born in the Marshalsea debtors' prison and has lived there with her family for all of her twenty-two years, only leaving during the day to work as a seamstress for the forbidding Mrs. Clennam. But Amy's fortunes are about to change: the arrival of Mrs. Clennam's son Arthur, back from working in China, heralds the beginning of stunning revelations not just about Amy but also about Arthur himself. Of the complex, richly rewarding masterworks he wrote in the last decade of his life, Little Dorrit is the book in which Charles Dickens most fully unleashed his indignation at the fallen state of mid-Victorian society. Crammed with persons and incidents in whose recreation nothing is accidental or spurious, containing, in its picture of the Circumlocution Office, the most witheringly exact satire of a bureaucracy we possess, Little Dorrit is a stunning example of how thoroughly Dickens could put his flair for the theatrical and his comic genius the service of his passion for justice. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

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Widely considered to be Dickens' s greatest satire on poverty, Little Dorrit is the story of Amy " Little" Dorrit' s struggle to hold her poverty-stricken family together in the face of her father' s imprisonment in the Marshalsea debtor' s prison. Called the " child of the Marshalsea," Little Dorrit struggles to support her family as a seamstress while dreaming of a future free of the Marshalsea.

Little Dorrit was originally published as a serial between 1855 and 1857 as a critique of the British debtor' s prisons, in which debtors were imprisoned and unable to work until their debts were paid. The story pulls significantly from Dickens' s own experience as the child of an imprisoned debtor.

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Debt, Imprisonment for -- Fiction
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction
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Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Love stories
Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England) -- Fiction
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Little Dorrit / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stephen Wall and Helen Small
Little Dorrit / by Charles Dickens ; with forty illustrations by 'Phiz' and an introd. by Lionel Trilling
Little Dorrit [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens
title_short Little Dorrit
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Classic Literature
Debt, Imprisonment for
Fathers and daughters
Historical Fiction
Inheritance and succession
Social conditions
Social life and customs