Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
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Little Dorrit is divided into two parts, “Poverty” and “Riches,” and the plot is an exercise in perfect symmetry, as if to correct the imbalance between those two states.
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Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens’s previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David Gates argues that “intensity of imagination is the gift from which Dickens’s other great attributes derive: his eye and ear, his near-universal empathy, his ability to entertain both a sense of the ridiculous and a sense of ultimate significance.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the 1857 edition.
 

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as "Oliver Twist", "A Tale of Two Cities", and "Great Expectations", Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.
 
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Reviewed by Radhika Jones on Feb 03 2012

Little Dorrit is divided into two parts, “Poverty” and “Riches,” and the plot is an exercise in perfect symmetry, as if to correct the imbalance between those two states.

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