Little Dorrit

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The novel "Little Dorrit", published originally between 1855 and 1857, is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period. Much of Dickens' ire is focused upon the institutions of debtor's prisons-in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they have repaid their debts. The representative prison in this case is the Marshalsea where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Most of Dickens' other critiques in this particular novel concern the social safety net: industry and the treatment and safety of workers; the bureaucracy of the British Treasury. The novel begins in Marseilles "thirty years ago" (i.e., c. 1826), with the notorious murderer Rigaud telling his cell mate how he killed his wife. Arthur Clennam is returning to London to see his mother after the death of his father, with whom he had lived for twenty years in China. On his deathbed, his father had given him a mysterious watch murmuring "Your mother," which Arthur naturally assumed was intended for Mrs. Clennam, whom he and everyone else believed to be his mother. Inside the watch casing was an old silk paper with the initials DNF (Do Not Forget) worked into it in beads. It was a message, but when Arthur showed it to harsh and implacable Mrs Clennam, a religious fanatic, she refused to tell him what it meant and the two become estranged...
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Characteristic of Dickens' later writings, "Little Dorrit" is a social condemnation, particularly of the system of prisons set aside for the debtors of England. Through the memorable characters of Amy and her father William Dorrit, as well as the disenchanted Arthur Clennam, recently returned from abroad, Dickens weaves a suspenseful tale that plumbs the depths of confined minds. Despite the changing fortunes of many of the characters, financial scandal is never far behind them, and they must seek freedom in unexpected ways. Dickens fully employs his masterful irony, humor, and mature writing to create a powerful story about both physical and psychological imprisonment, as well as the freedom of a spirit that feels love.
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Through the memorable characters of Amy and her father William Dorrit, as well as the disenchanted Arthur Clennam, recently returned from abroad, Dickens weaves a suspenseful tale that plumbs the depths of confined minds. Despite the changing fortunes of many of the characters, financial scandal is never far behind them, and they must seek freedom in unexpected ways. 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The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes the Marshalsea. The family, assuming a station befitting their wealth, travel to Italy., Little Dorrit is a classic tale of imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical, while Dickens' working title for the novel, Nobody's Fault, highlights its concern with personal responsibility in private and public life. Dickens' childhood experiences inform the vivid scenes in Marshalsea debtor s prison, while his adult perceptions of governmental failures shape his satirical picture of the Circumlocution Office. The novel s range of characters - the honest, the crooked, the selfish and the self-denying - offers a portrait of society about whose values Dickens had profound doubts., Little DorritCharles Dickens., London (England), Love stories., MWT10028476, MWT10756019, MWT11104899, MWT11104900, MWT11463431, MWT11480046, MWT11620948, MWT11647325, MWT11647672, MWT11908324, Made available through hoopla, Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England), Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New edition., One of Charles Dickens's most personally resonant novels, Little Dorrit speaks across the centuries to the modern audience. Its depiction of shady financiers and banking collapses seems uncannily topical, as does Dickens's compassionate admiration for Amy Dorrit, the "child of the Marshalsea," as she struggles to hold her family together in the face of neglect, irresponsibility, and ruin. Intricate in its plotting, the novel also satirizes the cumbersome machinery of government. For Dickens, Little Dorrit marked a return to some of the most harrowing scenes of his childhood, with its graphic depiction of the trauma of the debtors' prison and its portrait of a world ignored by society. The novel explores not only the literal prison but also the figurative jails that characters build for themselves., Originally a series novel published between 1855 and 1857, Little Dorrit, set in London, chronicles the lives of the Dorrits, an entire family imprisoned in the Marshalsea, a debtors' prison. The novel focuses primarily on William Dorrit and his youngest daughter Amy. When businessman Arthur Clennam comes into their lives, he helps them struggle out of poverty and into an affluent lifestyle. Dickens vividly critiques societal and governmental systems in this satirical work., Oxford :Oxford Univeristy Press,2012., Oxford world's classics, Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press), PR4562.A1 2012, Prisons, Read by Anton Lesser., Read by Antony Ferguson., Read by Simon Vance., Romance fiction., Small, Helen., Sucksmith, Harvey Peter., TBX, TBXdistributor, Tantor unabridged classics, Tantor unabridged classics., The complete classics, The novel "Little Dorrit", published originally between 1855 and 1857, is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period. Much of Dickens' ire is focused upon the institutions of debtor's prisons-in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they have repaid their debts. The representative prison in this case is the Marshalsea where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Most of Dickens' other critiques in this particular novel concern the social safety net: industry and the treatment and safety of workers; the bureaucracy of the British Treasury. The novel begins in Marseilles "thirty years ago" (i.e., c. 1826), with the notorious murderer Rigaud telling his cell mate how he killed his wife. Arthur Clennam is returning to London to see his mother after the death of his father, with whom he had lived for twenty years in China. On his deathbed, his father had given him a mysterious watch murmuring "Your mother," which Arthur naturally assumed was intended for Mrs. Clennam, whom he and everyone else believed to be his mother. Inside the watch casing was an old silk paper with the initials DNF (Do Not Forget) worked into it in beads. It was a message, but when Arthur showed it to harsh and implacable Mrs Clennam, a religious fanatic, she refused to tell him what it meant and the two become estranged..., This early work by Sydney Smith was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography., Timeless classics, Timeless classics., TotalBooxdistributor, Unabridged., Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens’s previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David Gates argues that “intensity of imagination is the gift from which Dickens’s other great attributes derive: his eye and ear, his near-universal empathy, his ability to entertain both a sense of the ridiculous and a sense of ultimate significance.”, Vendor-supplied metadata, Wall, Stephen., William Dorrit has been a resident of Marshalsea debtors' prison for so long that his three children - snobbish Fanny, idle Edward and Amy (Little Dorrit) - have all grown up there, although they are free to pass in and out of the prison as they please. 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title_display Little Dorrit
title_full Little Dorrit / Charles Dickens ; edited by Harvey Peter Sucksmith with an introduction and notes by Dennis Walder, Little Dorrit [eBook] Dickens, Charles, Little Dorrit [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit [electronic resource] Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870., Little Dorrit [electronic resource] Dickens, Charles.
title_short Little Dorrit
topic_facet Children of prisoners, Children of prisoners -- Fiction, Debt, Imprisonment for, Electronic books, Fathers and daughters, Inheritance and succession, Prisons, Social conditions, Social life and customs