Penguin Classics presents Little Dorrit; Charles Dickens' masterful depiction of prison-life; now adapted for downloadable audio. Read by the actor Anton Lesser.
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 the Marshalsea. 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.
Part of a series of abridged; vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives.
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