Little Dorrit - Book the First, Chapters XX - XXIV Summary & Analysis

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Book the First, Chapters XX - XXIV Summary

In Chapter XX, Little Dorrit goes to see her sister, Fanny. After rehearsal at the theatre, Fanny and Little Dorrit go for a walk. When Amy comments on an expensive bracelet Fanny is wearing, Fanny takes her to the home of Mrs. Merdle, an extremely wealthy woman whose husband is a well known and respected banker. Fanny has Mrs. Merdle explain to Little Dorrit that the bracelet was a gift from her in appreciation for Fanny spurning the advances of Mrs. Merdle's son, Sparkler. When Little Dorrit frowns at this exchange, Fanny turns upon her and says Little Dorrit would not feel that way if she had been out in the world and not sequestered in her home all of the time. In Chapter XXI, the character of Mr. Merdle is...

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