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This is an auction for LITTLE DORRIT by Charles Dickens.

"When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes an interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man long imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea. Arthur discovers that the shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the Mr Pancks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the 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."

From Wikipedia:

"Little Dorrit is a serial novel by Charles Dickens published originally between 1855 and 1857. It is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period. Much of Dickens's ire is focused upon the institutions of debtor's prisons - in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts. The representative prison in this case is the Marshalsea, where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Most of Dickens's other critiques in this particular novel are about other issues with regards to the social safety net: industry, and the treatment and safety of workers; the bureaucracy of the British Treasury (as figured in the fictional "Circumlocution Office"); and the separation of people based on the lack of intercourse between the classes..."

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Two leather-bound Heron Books hardbacks.

Undated, but about 1968.

1034 pages in the two volumes.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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