Little Dorrit by Charles DickensA novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society, Charles Dickenss Little Dorrit is edited with an introduction by Stephen Wall in Penguin Classics.
When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mothers seamstress, and in the affairs of Amys father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison. 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 Panks, 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 Dickenss maturity.
Stephen Walls introduction examines Dickenss transformation of childhood memories of his fathers incarceration in the Marshalsea debtors prison. This revised edition includes expanded notes, appendices and suggestion for further reading by Helen Small, a chronology of Dickenss life and works, and original illustrations.
Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions.
If you enjoyed Little Dorrit, you might like Dickenss Barnaby Rudge, also available in Penguin Classics.
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He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His novels and short stories are still widely read today. Born in Portsmouth , Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas , hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed readings extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. Dickens's literary success began with the serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour, satire, and keen observation of character and society.
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A brilliant adaptation of a big and important novel. For those who like lessons: vanity is exposed, avarice is punished and kindness and love prevail.
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Willow and Thatch believes this to be the full list of the 71 DVDs across 37 titles that were originally part of the subscription. You can read about the collection here. Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol was first published in , and proved such an enormous success that he followed it with three more Christmas books that combined ghosts with the festive season. The BBC's adaptation remains one of the most faithful and enjoyable, notable for its strong cast and impressive visual style, inspired in the main part by the original illustrations by John Leech, while the ghost sequences make ingenious use of special effects and impressionistic limbo sets. This compact adaptation stays very close to the original, reproducing much of the dialogue verbatim. What anchors this adaptation, however, is Michael Hordern's Scrooge.