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Little Dorrit

Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
Length: 36 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

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 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 Dickens's maturity.

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A slow moving classic

Like all of Dickens' stories 'Little Dorrit' is a scathing social critique. It does a good job of presenting a highly ironic depiction of Victorian society. The serialization format it was first published in lets the pace of the story down, making it very slow at times. Still the story is despite its cliches and slow pace it is an enjoyable story with vivid characters. I don't think I will listen to it again but I enjoyed listening through.

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  • Kelly A. Iverson
  • 30-12-18

I finally love the classics!

Charles Dickens was a genius in writing! I have my whole life had trouble with tracking while I read. Although my vocabulary is above average I can enjoy it! I could see how the Brits in high society might be objectionable to his thoughts but my God he just makes me speechless!
The narrator is amazing!

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  • ShirleyC
  • 23-01-19

Little Dorrit a delight

Another Dickens' classic added to my life-list! Dora is a delight! (Wish I'd gotten to this sooner - the page count was a deterrent when younger, but a most delightful "listen"!)

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