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ISBN13: 9780140434927
ISBN10: 0140434925
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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 the Marshalsea. 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. Pancks, 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.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812 &1870), born in Portsmouth, England, one of eight children, grew up in poverty and had little formal education, yet became the most prominent and revered of all English Victorian writers as well as a political reporter and journalist.

Stephen Wall edited Anthony Trollope's Can You Forgive Her? for Penguin Classics and is a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.

Helen Small is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.

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Mara Cohn, July 17, 2009 (view all comments by Mara Cohn)
This is a gem of a book. It is long and sometimes slow going, but highly engaging. Dickens is witty, catty, and tongue-in-cheek in this critique of British society and bureaucracy in the 1800’s.. Sentences are richly worded and one needs to read slowly to gain the full, often layered, impact.
This story, while written long ago, is surprisingly timely. Each character is well-developed with a distinctive voice. I think Charles Dickens is one of the most talented writers of English-language prose of all time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140434927
Editor:
Wall, Stephen J.
Editor:
Small, Helen
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Author:
Wall, Stephen
Author:
Holloway, John
Author:
Small, Helen
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Children of prisoners
Subject:
Debt, Imprisonment for
Subject:
London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
140
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
7.78x5.13x1.51 in. 1.18 lbs.

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