Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Streaming Audiobook - 2011
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One of Charles Dickens's most personally resonant novels, Little Dorrit speaks across the centuries to the modern audience. Its depiction of shady financiers and banking collapses seems uncannily topical, as does Dickens's compassionate admiration for Amy Dorrit, the "child of the Marshalsea," as she struggles to hold her family together in the face of neglect, irresponsibility, and ruin. Intricate in its plotting, the novel also satirizes the cumbersome machinery of government. For Dickens, Little Dorrit marked a return to some of the most harrowing scenes of his childhood, with its graphic depiction of the trauma of the debtors' prison and its portrait of a world ignored by society. The novel explores not only the literal prison but also the figurative jails that characters build for themselves.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452620329
eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1920 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Ferguson, Antony
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