Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Editor: Helen Small
Editor: Stephen Wall
Introduction by: Helen Small
Introduction by: Stephen Wall
Notes by: Helen Small
Notes by: Stephen Wall

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141439969
  • 1024 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother’s seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy’s father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr. Pancks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens’s maturity.

  • This revised edition includes expanded notes and updated suggestions for further reading
  • Includes a chronology of Dickens’s life and works, original illustrations,  and an Introduction by Stephen Wall examining Dickens’s own memories of his father’s incarceration in Marshalsea
Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens, Editor: Helen Small, Editor: Stephen Wall, Introduction by: Helen Small, Introduction by: Stephen Wall, Notes by: Helen Small, Notes by: Stephen Wall

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