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Little Dorrit
Author: Charles Dickens

ISBN: 9781853261824
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 848
Published: 4 March 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.6 x 4.4
This novel includes an introduction and notes by Peter Preston, University of Nottingham, with Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 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. Dickens' childhood experiences inform the vivid scenes in Marshalsea debtor's prison, while his adult perceptions of governmental failures shape his satirical picture of the Circumlocution Office. The novel's range of characters - the honest, the crooked, the selfish and the self-denying - offers a portrait of society about whose values Dickens had profound doubts.

About The Author

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by hi...

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