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    Little Dorrit (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Helen Small, Edited by Stephen Wall

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    DescriptionA novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society, Charles Dickens' "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' 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' 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, including "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "The Pickwick Papers", have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you enjoyed "Little Dorrit", you might like Dickens's "Barnaby Rudge", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    Little Dorrit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Helen Small, Edited by Stephen Wall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1024
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 692 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141439969
    ISBN 10: 0141439963
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
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    B&T Approval Code: C25102301
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    LC classification: PR4562, PR4562.A2 W35 2003
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    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    23 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers. Stephen Wall is a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. Helen Small is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.