Little Dorrit

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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 836 pages
  • 132 x 212 x 46mm | 861.84g
  • Everyman
  • EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1857151119
  • 9781857151114
  • 275,259

About Charles Dickens

Name: Charles Dickens. Birthname: Charles John Huffham Dickens. Born: 7 February 1812. Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK. Spouse: Catherine Hogarth (2 April 1836 - 1858) (separated) 10 children. Died: 9 June 1870 Place of death: Gadshill, England, UK. Cause of death: Stroke.show more

Review quote

"They don't write them like this any more. A magnificent brooding evocation of London in the middle of the 19th century, disfigured by a pitiless class system, murderous capitalism and a religion that sinks the heart. No-one, not even the most humane and idealistic, is able to escape the clutches of one or other of these evils. All are tainted. That such a sombre novel is also able to be supremely comic might seem a mystery, but isn't: it is laughter that gives us the courage to look into the abyss." -- Howard Jacobson Kirkus UK "Though Little Dorrit is one of Dickens's less well-known works, it has all his hallmarks" Sunday Telegraphshow more

Review Text

"They don't write them like this any more. A magnificent brooding evocation of London in the middle of the 19th century, disfigured by a pitiless class system, murderous capitalism and a religion that sinks the heart. No-one, not even the most humane and idealistic, is able to escape the clutches of one or other of these evils. All are tainted. That such a sombre novel is also able to be supremely comic might seem a mystery, but isn't: it is laughter that gives us the courage to look into the abyss."show more

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35,258 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (12,377)
3 21% (7,397)
2 5% (1,917)
1 3% (890)
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