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Little Dorrit
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date January 1, 2004
Pages 1024
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141439969
ISBN-10 0141439963
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.50 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The daughter of an imprisoned debtor, Amy Dorrit works to free her family from their dire circumstances as she suffers the injustices of nineteenth-century English society, in a new edition that includes a chronology of Dickens's work, expanded notes, updated suggestions for further reading, and an informative introduction. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society

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. 

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