Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1857
Little Dorrit Synopsis
Little Dorrit is a novel by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1857. This story is set in a prison named Marshalsea, where Dickens's own father faced imprisonment. Consequently, the setting of the Marshalsea prison holds a significant personal connection for Dickens.
The story follows the life of Amy Dorrit, also known as Little Dorrit, who grew up in the Marshalsea debtors' prison in London for over twenty years since her father was imprisoned for debt. Arthur Clennam, a middle-aged businessman, gets entangled with the Dorrits. Arthur's father is a former business partner of William Dorrit, Amy's father. For his dying wish, he left Arthur a watch inside, storing an old silk paper with the initials "DNF," as in Do Not Forget, for his wife. Arthur is curious about the message, but his father insists it is only for his mother to know. The plot thickens as this message may relate to Little Dorrit's past.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is known as one of the greatest writers in the English language. He was born in 1812 and, throughout his life, wrote many novels, short stories, and essays. His works are often set in Victorian-era England and focus on themes of social criticism, poverty, injustice, and redemption.
Dickens' famous works include A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations. Each of these stories has become an integral part of British literature for exploring the human condition in a period characterized by class divides. These works have been adapted into films and plays worldwide to great success. Other lesser-known but equally important works include Bleak House, Hard Times, and Little Dorrit. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.
Charles Dickens' Books on PageVio
Novels: The Pickwick Papers | Oliver Twist | The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby | The Old Curiosity Shop | Barnaby Rudge | A Christmas Carol | Martin Chuzzlewit | The Chimes | The Cricket on the Hearth | The Battle of Life | The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain | Dombey and Son | David Copperfield | Bleak House | Hard Times | Little Dorrit | A Tale of Two Cities | Great Expectations | Our Mutual Friend | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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