Little Dorrit

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Modern Library, 2002 - Fiction - 874 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing

This started slow but picked up steam. Definitely worthwhile if you like Dickens' usual loose to tight plot structure and appeals to morality. Incomparably evil villain gets his comeuppance and nice guy gets the girl, as usual. Read full review

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So for the last two days I've wanted to post "Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prisms, prunes and prisms" as my Facebook status except that I fear no one would get it and everyone would think I am ... Read full review

Contents

Prefizce xxxtw
1
The Child of the Marshalsea
71
Containing the whole Science
107
Let Loose 1 2 7
127
Nobodys Weakness 103
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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.

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