|Little Dorrit (1857) [Novel]|
by Charles Dickens
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(From the publisher):
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 the Marshalsea. 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.
Originally published in nineteen monthly installments from December 1855 to June 1857. Each installment was illustrated by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne).
Original title: Little Dorrit
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics