Little Dorrit

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'Clennam rose softly, opened and closed the door without a sound, and passed from the prison, carrying the quiet with him into the turbulent streets.' Introspective and dreamy, Arthur Clennam returns to England from many years abroad to find a people gripped in their self-made social and mental prisons. Against a background of government incompetence and financial scandal, he searches for the key to the affairs of the Dorrit family, prisoners for debt in the Marshalsea. He discovers through the seamstress Amy Dorrit the ...

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Leslie

May 14, 2011

A Timely Cautionary Tale

Everyone should read Little Dorrit. It is a cautionary tale about the power of money (and the lack of it), its effect on those who have it (or not), and how fortunes can change in the blink of an eye. It is as relevant today as it was then.

There's also mystery, danger, and sinister darkness (with a hint of black magic) in this book. Plenty of page-turning action to keep readers engrossed.

JTucknessB

Jun 25, 2009

One of the Best

The language use of Charles Dickens is unparalleled. It is so rich. Each time I read Dickens it is like enjoying a fine meal. ?Little Dorritt? is one of his finest. Without taking away the efforts of many to recreate the works of Dickens in video, it simply cannot be adequately done. The video results are entertaining, but they are not Dickens. His use of the English language of his time cannot be repeated in a film, in spite of all good intentions.
?Little Dorritt? and ?Bleak House? are two of his best and show a greater maturity than the wonderful ?David Copperfield.?

smbseattle

Jun 18, 2009

Book was in excellent condition. Highly recommend.

JMail

Feb 12, 2009

Dickens' Best

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