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Released January 1, 1857

£900.00

Little Dorrit is a classic tale of imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical, while Dickens' working title for the novel, Nobody's Fault, highlights its concern with personal responsibility in private and public life. Dickens' childhood experiences inform the vivid scenes in Marshalsea debtor's prison, while his adult perceptions of governmental failures shape his satirical picture of the Circumlocution Office. The novel's range of characters - the honest, the crooked, the selfish and the self-denying - offers a portrait of society about whose values Dickens had profound doubts.


Little Dorrit is indisputably one of Dickens' finest works, written at the height of his powers. George Bernard Shaw called it ‘a masterpiece among masterpices’, a vedict shared by the novel's many admirers.

Book Condition & Notes

First edition, first issue with "Rigaud" instead of "Blandois" from page 469-74, "William" in place of "Frederick " on page 317, and an incorrect collation symbol.

A very good first edition. In brown cloth boards with leather corners and spine, and marbled page edges. Marbled front endpapers. A previous owner's name has been written on one of the front flyleaves. Some wear to the corners and edges of boards. Slight cracking to the spine inside front cover. Nice and tight, no lean. Illustration pages have some discoloration to the edges. Futher pictures available upon request.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

Dickens is remembered as one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. Among his accomplishments, he has been lauded for providing a stark portrait of the Victorian-era underclass, helping to bring about social change.

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Book Condition & Notes

First edition, first issue with "Rigaud" instead of "Blandois" from page 469-74, "William" in place of "Frederick " on page 317, and an incorrect collation symbol.

A very good first edition. In brown cloth boards with leather corners and spine, and marbled page edges. Marbled front endpapers. A previous owner's name has been written on one of the front flyleaves. Some wear to the corners and edges of boards. Slight cracking to the spine inside front cover. Nice and tight, no lean. Illustration pages have some discoloration to the edges. Futher pictures available upon request.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.