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Little Dorrit Summary
Charles Dickens

Everything you need to understand or teach Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.

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Little Dorrit Summary

Plot Summary

Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens, is the story of Amy Dorrit, a kind and compassionate young woman who is born impoverished and becomes wealthy, but retains her goodness and strength of character throughout.

Amy, often called Little Dorrit because of her small stature, is modest and giving, and often taken for granted by her siblings and her father. She is the rock of the family throughout their years in Marshalsea Prison, and through her hard work and diligence, creates a home of comfort and love. As she is growing up in the prison, Amy gathers devoted friends of all types, and becomes known for her good heart.

William Dorrit, Amy's father, has been in the debtors' prison for so many years he is finally promoted to manage the place. William has always fancied himself a gentleman wronged, and behaves as if the tips he receives from released prisoners...

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