Little Dorrit (Google eBook)
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?
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Review: Little Dorrit (New Century Library - The Works of Charles Dickens Vol. XII)User Review - Arielle Hunter - Goodreads
Always a fan of Dickens' wit and characterizations, for me, "Little Dorrit" fell short. Perhaps it spent too much time at the Marshalsea Prison with out any Mr. Micawbers, Dan Peggottys, or Fagins to liven things up. Read full review
Review: Little Dorrit (New Century Library - The Works of Charles Dickens Vol. XII)User Review - Lynne - Goodreads
Really only recommended if you love Dickens. I had about 600 pages worth of enthusiasm for this book, resulting in a dispirited slog through the remaining 250. As with Mansfield Park, this is one of ... Read full review