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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Antony Ferguson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of Charles Dickens’ 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’ 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia Gooden | 2/18/2014

    " That things never change. I was greatly reminded of Bernie Madoff in the Mr. Merdle character. I loved the Office of Circumlocution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Svetlana | 2/18/2014

    " I started reading this book keeping my expectations low, but I was surprised to find out that I have stumbled upon one of the best books I have ever read. Other then the typical Dickens story of a tragic and hard life followed by a happy ending, this book offers so much more. It is enriched with numerous very diverse characters all connected and their lives entangled together. You encounter all kinds of virtue and flaws such as high moral or no moral at all, excessive pride, greed, love, hate, jealousy... There is poverty, richness, family secrets, murder, financial speculations, suicide, blackmail... You get to see bureaucracy at it's best, or better said worst and the social differences and high class hypocrisy. In short a very rich story, very well thought trough where every detail has it's place and reason and nothing is left unexplained. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by William Ramsay | 2/15/2014

    " If you want a great read, read Dickens. So many people put him off because the books a fat, too wordy, too OLD. Ah, you know not what you miss. I have read all of Dickens and loved every one. This is one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Shilstone | 2/8/2014

    " Weave and twist, twist and weave, plot threads aplenty by your leave. "

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