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Little Dorrit

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Publisher Comments:

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.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the 1857 edition.

Synopsis:

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.

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Of the complex, richly rewarding masterworks he wrote in the last decade of his life, Little Dorrit is the book in which Charles Dickens most fully unleashed his indignation at the fallen state of mid-Victorian society. Crammed with persons and incidents in whose recreation nothing is accidental or spurious, containing, in its picture of the Circumlocution Office, the most witheringly exact satire of a bureaucracy we possess, Little Dorrit is a stunning example of how thoroughly Dickens could put his flair for the theatrical and his comic genius the service of his passion for justice.

About the Author

David Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan and Preston Falls and a collection of short stories, The Wonders of the Invisible World. He writes for Newsweek and teaches at the New School for Social Research and Hunter College. He lives in Brooklyn and in Washington County, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588362230
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
Classics
Designer:
Howe, Irving
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Debt, Imprisonment for
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Debt, Imprisonment for -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children of prisoners
Subject:
London
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19921215
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
836

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Product details 836 pages Knopf - English 9781588362230 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

Of the complex, richly rewarding masterworks he wrote in the last decade of his life, Little Dorrit is the book in which Charles Dickens most fully unleashed his indignation at the fallen state of mid-Victorian society. Crammed with persons and incidents in whose recreation nothing is accidental or spurious, containing, in its picture of the Circumlocution Office, the most witheringly exact satire of a bureaucracy we possess, Little Dorrit is a stunning example of how thoroughly Dickens could put his flair for the theatrical and his comic genius the service of his passion for justice.

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