Summary

William Dorrit has been a resident of the Marshalsea debtors prison for so many years that he has gained the nickname "The Father of the Marshalsea". However, his suffering is eased by his close bond with youngest daughter Amy, or "Little Dorrit".
The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives, and the Dorrits' fortunes begin to rise and fall.
A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of 19th century government and society.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 08-01-09

High Recommended

It may not be one of Charles Dickens?s best known books but I would thoroughly recommend it, especially if you like thumping great Victorian novels! However it wouldn?t be half as good without the narration by Anton Lesser. Every character is given their own voice, making them instantly recognizable and the plot that much easier to follow. And some of them are very funny and so cleverly done. Altogether this book is a joy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 20-06-09

little dorrit, narrated by Anton Lesser

Wonderful reading by Anton Lesser, sensitive and insightful characterisation - a gripping tale to be revisited often.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julie on 23-04-09

A book for our times

1. This narrator may be the best reader of Dickens ever. Perfect voice for it.
2. This book resonates with our time well when so many middle or even upper class people are struggling with sudden economic reversals. Dickens captures the pain, the flase pride,the class consciousness...And for those readers who believe that government is nothing but an obstacle to the progress of the people, he created the circumlocution office, perhaps the best parody of government inefficiency and graft in all of English literature. Funny, funny, fnny.

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 11-11-08

a melody of genius writer & compelling reader

Dickens and Lesser... You couldn't find a more brilliant duet!

I'm glad to see more of dickens great stories showing up with the spirited voice of Anton Lesser,.. i believe this man was born to read Dickens and Milton!

only I would like to see more unabridged, especially david cooperfield

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