Little Dorrit is Amy, born in debtor’s prison, the youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, an inmate of the Marshalsea. The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes the Marshalsea. The family, assuming a station befitting their wealth, travel to Italy.
Public Domain (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“One of the most significant works of the nineteenth century.” (Lionel Trilling)
Compelling, fluent, beautiful.
Nicholas Nickelby. Both have characterisations that are descriptively magnificent and story lines that 'race' along in a linguistically serpentine adventure.
William Dorrit ( little Dorrit's father).
Funny .......but yes if the truth must be known I have taken to extra long walks just to listen.
Charles Dickens is my penchant at the moment. Simon Vance has made the journey just that much more colorful.
Simon Vance interpreted each of the characters, bringing mood, tone and light to this narrative.
Depends if they like Dickens..if yes then for sure
many other Dickens
he's wonderful, especially with the classics.I try to find books that he "reads"
not at the moment
I am a great Charles Dickens fan and I have read most of his books several times but I had not gotten around to Little Dorrit. When I purchased this Audible (Blackstone Audiobook) I was very pleased to see it was being read by Simon Vance. The book was charming and Vance with his usual style and class, brings the characters to life. This is a thoroughly pleasurable listen.
I would not listen to this book again because it was too long. But I loved listening to it the first time.
All of the interwoven characters and their stories.
I loved them all, but Flora was divine.
No I did not.
Just a very well performed book, a delight to listen to.
I so prefer Anthony Trollope female characters! I find Dickens prefers his ladies to look down and keep quiet.
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