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Little Dorrit (New ed.)

By: Dickens, Charles Walder, Dennis (Emeritus Professor of Literature, Open University)(Introduction and notes by) Sucksmith, Harvey Peter(Edited by)

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Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0199596484 / 9780199596485
Paperback
823.8
01/12/2012
Stock expected by 10/07/2020
England
Classics
20 cm xl, 854 p. : ill., map
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Quiz No: 221683, Points 66.00, Book Level 9.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

'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 for debt 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 hauntDickens's portrayal of human relations as fundamentally distorted by class and money. The swindling financier 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 politicalconfusion. Mixing humour and pathos, irony and satire, Dickens's eleventh novel reveals a master of fiction 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.

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BIC:

2AB English, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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