Little Dorrit: New Edition by Charles DickensLittle Dorrit: New Edition by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit: New Edition

byCharles Dickens

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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"Clennam rose softly, opened and closed the door without a sound, and passed from the prison, carrying the quiet with him into the turbulent streets."Introspective and dreamy, Arthur Clennam returns to England from many years abroad to find a people gripped in their self-made social and mental prisons. Against a background of government incompetence and financial scandal, he searches for the key to the affairs of the Dorrit family, prisoners fordebt in the Marshalsea. He discovers through the seamstress Amy Dorrit the fulfilment of which he dreams, but only after he learns to understand his own heart. Revelation and redemption haunt Dickens's portrayal of human relations as fundamentally distorted by class and money. The swindlingfinancier Merdle, the bureaucratic nightmare of the Circumlocution Office, and a teeming cast of characters display the inadequacy of secular morality in the face of contemporary social and political confusion. Mixing humour and pathos, irony and satire, Dickens's eleventh novel reveals a master offiction in top form.This new edition, based on the definitive Clarendon text, includes all of Phiz's original illustrations and a wide-ranging introduction highlighting Dickens's move to more personal and spiritual concerns.
Harvey Peter Sucksmith edited the definitive critical edition of Little Dorrit for the Clarendon Dickens, and a critical edition of Collins's The Woman in White for Oxford English Novels. Dennis Walder is the author of Literature in the Modern World (OUP, 1990, rev. edn. 2003) and editions of the plays of Athol Fugard. For OWC he has...
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Title:Little Dorrit: New EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:912 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199596484

ISBN - 13:9780199596485

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Dicken's Novel This book is a forgotten classic, especially regarding Dickens work. It is a story of mystery, intrigue, love, and misery. I particularly enjoyed the characters of Amy and Arthur, as well as the colourful ensemble. The book can be a challenging read due to its length, and lag at certain long winded points. Some of the sub-plots can be a little difficult to get through, but I thoroughly enjoy this book! I recommend if you are a Dicken's fan, an Austin fan, or you enjoy historical fiction or classics.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would Recommend This book is a forgotten classic, especially regarding Dickens work. It is a story of mystery, intrigue, love, and misery. I particularly enjoyed the characters of Amy and Arthur, as well as the colourful ensemble. The book can be a challenging read due to its length, and lag at certain long winded points. In addition, the ending is quite hectic and busy and can leave you thinking, "wait what!". Some of the sub-plots can be a little difficult to get through, but I thoroughly enjoy this book! I absolutely love the story of Amy Doritt and her family. Amy and Arthur have become my favourite dickens characters, in this much underrated novel. I recommend if you are a Dicken's fan, an Austin fan, or you enjoy historical fiction or classics. I'll be honest it will be hard for you to get through if you don't normally read Dicken's, but it is well worth it!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This book is a forgotten classic, especially regarding Dickens work. It is a story of mystery, intrigue, love, and misery. I particularly enjoyed the characters of Amy and Arthur, as well as the colourful ensemble. The book can be a challenging read due to its length, and lag at certain long winded points. Some of the sub-plots can be a little difficult to get through, but I thoroughly enjoy this book! I recommend if you are a Dicken's fan, an Austin fan, or you enjoy historical fiction or classics.
Date published: 2017-09-09