Little Dorrit


Author: Charles Dickens,Hablot Knight Browne
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Little Dorrit


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: eBookEden.com
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
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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.

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


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632093928
Category: Fiction
Page: 889
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens is a great, classic novel that takes place in England during the 19th century. When the kind hearted, Amy Dorrit whose father was an imprisoned debtor meets Arthur Clennam, she falls in love but Arthur is too busy trying to find out the mystery of his mother to notice.

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.

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.

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'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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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.

Goldengrove

A Novel
Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062329030
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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At the center of Francine Prose's profoundly moving new novel is a young girl facing the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend. Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize their parents can no longer help them. She learns about the power of art, of time and place, the mystery of loss and recovery. But for all the darkness at the novel's heart, the narrative itself is radiant with the lightness of summer and charged by the restless sexual tension of teenage life. Goldengrove takes its place among the great novels of adolescence, beside Henry James's The Awkward Age and L. P. Hartley's The Go-Between.

A Stranger in Europe

Britain and the EU from Thatcher to Blair
Author: Stephen Wall
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199284555
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
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This is the story of how British governments have wrestled with policy towards the European Union, written by someone who worked closely with many of Britain's political leaders in shaping an often fraught but always full-frontal relationship between Britain and her European partners.

Mansions of Misery

A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison
Author: Jerry White
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448191815
Category: History
Page: 384
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Selected as a Book of the Year by BBC History Magazine For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be thrown into one of the capital’s most notorious jails: the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison. The Marshalsea became a byword for misery; in the words of one of its inmates, it was ‘hell in epitome’. But the prison was also a microcosm of London life and it housed a colourful range of characters, including Charles Dickens’s father. The experience haunted the writer, who went on to immortalise the Marshalsea in his work, most memorably in Little Dorrit. In Mansions of Misery, acclaimed chronicler of the capital Jerry White introduces us to the Marshalsea’s unfortunate prisoners – rich and poor; men and women; spongers, fraudsters and innocents. We get to know the trumpeter John Grano who wined and dined with the prison governor and continued to compose music whilst other prisoners were tortured and starved to death. We meet the bare-knuckle fighter known as the Bold Smuggler, who fell on hard times after being beaten by the Chelsea Snob. And then there’s Joshua Reeve Lowe, who saved Queen Victoria from assassination in Hyde Park in 1820, but whose heroism couldn’t save him from the Marshalsea. Told through these extraordinary lives, Mansions of Misery gives us a fascinating and unforgettable cross-section of London life from the early 1700s to the 1840s.