Little Dorrit, Part 1

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Books, Incorporated, 1868 - Children of prisoners - 788 pages
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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?
 

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

This took me two whole months to read. This is a shame, because it starts out pretty good. "Little Dorrit" is really Amy, a girl born in debtors' prison where her father has languished for over twenty ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

After a couple of novels that steered away, Dickens returns to the sympathetic child motif and resurrects one of his most commercially successful instances. Little Amy Dorrit resembles Little Nell of ... Read full review

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