Little Dorrit


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Kartindo.com
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 788
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As for many of Dickens' novels, highlighting social injustices is at the heart of Little Dorrit. His father was imprisoned for debt, and Dickens' shines a spotlight on the fate of many who are unable to repay a debt when the ability to seek work is denied. Amy Dorrit is the youngest daughter of a man imprisoned for debt and is working as a seamstress for Mrs Clennam when Arthur Clennam crosses her path. Will the sweet natured Amy win Arthur's heart? And will they ever escape the shadow of debtors' prison?

Little Dorrit

Erstes Buch - Die Armut
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3958702724
Category: Fiction
Page: 652
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Charles John Huffam Dickens, (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken gehören \"David Copperfield\", \"Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten\", \"Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte\" und eben \"Oliver Twist\". Die beiden Romane \"Die Armut\" und \"Der Reichtum\" erzählen die bewegte Geschichte der 20-jährigen Amy Dorrit - die wegen ihrer zierlichen Erscheinung von Allen \"Little Dorrit\" genannt wird. Durch einen Spekulanten um das Familienvermögen gebracht, muss ihre Familie in ein Schulden-Gefängnis. Von dort aus kämpft sie, zusammen mit dem jungen Arthur Clennam, gegen die Auswüchse einer ungerechten Gesellschaft und gegen das absurde \"Circumlocation Office\", das sich jedem gesellschaftlichen Fortschritt in den Weg stellt.

Little Dorrit


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681956683
Category: Fiction
Page: 693
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A ironic tale about the Victorian society.“[Credit is a system whereby] a person who can't pay, gets another person who can't pay, to guarantee that he can pay.” Charles Dickens, Little Dorritt Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens is a novel that satirizes the shortcomings of the government and society, criticizes the lack of a safety social net and the treatment and safety of industrial workers. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616400242
Category: Reference
Page: 434
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part II of Little Dorrit, which was originally serialized in standalone installments between 1855 and 1857. Dickens's critique on debtors' prisons and other failings of the English social structure of the time, it is a complex story of numerous characters and rambling subplots, and an excellent example of Dickens's mastery of the novel form.

The Companion to Little Dorrit


Author: Trey Philpotts
Publisher: Helm Information Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 560
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The Companion to 'Little Dorrit' provides the most extensive information yet available on the political, cultural, and personal backgrounds of a novel that today is considered a central text of Dickens's 'dark' period, and a major work of nineteenth-century literature. The Companion emphasizes the importance of the Crimean War through both the complex political rhetorical surrounding the Circumlocution Office, and Dickens's depiction of Daniel Doyce, as well as through many other textual details. The Companion also makes important distinctions between administrative reform and civil service reform, and points to differences between boards of inquiry, committees and reports that conventional wisdom has frequently confused. Of special interest are the notes on the political figures of the day - Lord Palmerston, Lord Aberdeen, Sir Charles Treveylan and Austen Henry Layard, among many others - and on the debates in the House of Commons that were reported by The Times and that eventually found expression in Little Dorrit.

Flora Finching: the Only Free Woman in "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens


Author: N.A
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640906330
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 15
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar ), course: Dickens' Little Dorrit, language: English, abstract: Dickens' Little Dorrit is known as a novel of physical and metaphorical imprisonment. Almost every character and especially all the main characters, such as Amy Dorrit and Arthur Clennam, suffer under some kind of inner or/ and outer imprisonment.1 Therefore it is hard to find a truly free female character in Little Dorrit. However, in this paper I will argue that Flora Finching is the only free female character in Little Dorrit, who pursues her own longings and needs regardless of conventions or other people's opinions and is therefore not as imprisoned as everyone else.

Little Dorrit, Book the Second - Riches


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473392357
Category: Fiction
Page: 708
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This early work by Sydney Smith was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

Little Dorrit, Book the First - Poverty


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473392349
Category: Fiction
Page: 772
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This early work by Sydney Smith was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

Little Dorrit's shadows

character and contradiction in Dickens
Author: Brian Rosenberg
Publisher: Univ of Missouri Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 165
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