Little Dorrit - Book the First, Chapters VIII - XI Summary & Analysis

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Book the First, Chapters VIII - XI Summary

In Chapter VIII, Arthur follows Little Dorrit and learns that she lives at the debtors prison. He accompanies Little Dorrit's uncle Frederick into the prison and is introduced to William Dorrit. Arthur soon understands that Little Dorrit is the strength of her small family, and is devoted to her somewhat addled father. That evening he tells Amy he wants the two of them to be friends. In Chapter IX, Arthur arranges to meet Amy at the home of her Uncle Frederick. Amy arrives and the two go for a walk by the iron bridge. Arthur suggests that he talk with some of William Dorrit's creditors, to release him from jail, but Amy says that would make things worse instead of better, because her father has been there so long he would...

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