By: Dickens, Charles

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A novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imp risonment 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, h e takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in th e affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long i mprisoned 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 H eart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupu lous 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 in troduction examines Dickens's transformation of childhood memories of his f ather's incarceration in the Marshalsea debtors' prison. This revised editi on includes expanded notes, appendices and suggestion for further reading b y Helen Small, a chronology of Dickens's life and works, and original illus trations. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Da vid Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and sc reen and read by millions. If you enjoyed Little Dorrit, you might like Dic.


Author Name: Dickens, Charles

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 2004

ISBN Number: 0141439963

ISBN Number 13: 9780141439969

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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