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Little Dorrit Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book the Second, Chapters I-V Summary

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Book the Second, Chapters I-V Summary

In Chapter I, a group of foreign travelers arrive at a lodging in the Alps of Italy. It is the Dorrit family, Henry Gowan and Minnie Meagle and Blandois, who is actually Rigaud. After dinner, Minnie is not feeling well and retires early. Little Dorrit goes to her room, giving her a letter from Arthur. In Chapter II, the character of Mrs. General, and her reason for being part of the Dorrit entourage, is explained. She is a woman devoid of personality, curiousity or compassion, and has been hired by Mr. Dorrit to serve as a companion and instructor for his daughters. In Chapter III, Tip, Fanny and William discuss the new position of the family now that there is unlimited wealth. It is decided that Arthur, although he did discover their fortune, is someone to be avoided. Amy's...

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