Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

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Title Little Dorrit
Narrator Simon Vance
Publisher Blackstone Audio
Publish Date 01-01-1999
Series # ,
Edition Unabridged
Length 31 hours 49 minutes 
Award  AudioFile Earphones Award , Winner , 2000
AR Book Level 9.4
AR Points 66.0
AR Quiz # 60660
ISBN-13 9781455101412
Date Added 01-29-2014
Little Amy Dorrit was born in debtor’s prison, where her father, an aristocrat by birth, has been an inmate for the past twenty years. Though her father is too proud to acknowledge their reduced status, Amy secretly works as a seamstress to support her family. In this way she meets and befriends Arthur, her employer’s son, who wants to help. When Arthur uncovers an unknown inheritance due to Mr. Dorrit, the family is finally freed from prison. Newly wealthy, they travel to Italy, where Mr. Dorrit instructs his children to sever old connections and learn the ways of the upper class. But leaving their past behind proves not to be so easy. Meanwhile, their benefactor, Arthur, falls on hard times himself when he becomes the victim of a gigantic financial fraud. When he next meets Little Dorrit, their places are reversed: Arthur is imprisoned in the Marshalsea, too ashamed of his reduced status to declare his love. But to Little Dorrit, love has always transcended class. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens’ maturity.

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