Little Dorrit By Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit By Charles Dickens

Sinopse

Originally published in monthly installments between 1855 and 1857, the novel focuses on the various forms of imprisonment, both physical and psychological, while also concentrating on dysfunctional family ties. Accordingly, Dickens avidly criticizes the social deficiencies of the time including injustice, social hypocrisy, the austerity of the Marshalsea debtors prison, and bureaucratic inefficiency.

The novel kicks off with the introduction of William Dorrit, the oldest prisoner in the Marshalsea prison, who is also referred to as The Father of the Marshalsea. His imprisonment is owed to poor business decisions, which have secured him a place in the debtors prison in London. Here he shares accommodation with his wife and children Fanny and Tip, and later the Dorrits welcome their second daughter Amy, who is born inside the prison and is incidentally the Dorrit of the title. The eponymous Little Dorrit grows to become a meek and benevolent young woman who despite her poor financial state, unselfishly takes care of her whole family without the slightest complaint. At the same time the novel welcomes Arthur Clennam, a somewhat idle man in his forties, who has just returned to London following his fathers death after years abroad on family business. Returning to see his mother, a cold and bitter woman, Arthur intends to discuss some details concerning their family business. Troubled by his familys past, Arthur is determined to uncover the truth behind their fortune. Later, he becomes acquainted with Amy Dorrit, and a special friendship develops between the two, as Arthur sees it as his duty to take the young woman under his protection and unravel the mysterious past surrounding both their families. Consequently, the novel observes the mysterious intertwinement between the two families, as their carefully kept secrets slowly come to light.

Nevertheless, Little Dorrit offers a colorful set of characters, a gripping central plot, and several subplots which essentially bring about the notion of redemption. Moreover, it serves as a vivid example to support the idea that anyone is able to reverse their fortune and bring down the invisible walls that seem to confine one to their self-condemned imprisonment. A classic tale depicting Victorian England with its bleak shortcomings and enduring hope, Little Dorrit enthralls with its convoluted relationships, twists and a plethora of characters and subplots, which essentially makes the lengthy novel a pleasure to devour.

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Episódios

  • 00 – Book 1, 1857 Edition Preface

    Duração: 04min

    | 27/10/2017
  • 01 – Book 1, Chapter 1 – Sun and Shadow

    Duração: 37min

    | 26/10/2017
  • 02 – Book 1, Chapter 2 – Fellow Travellers

    Duração: 34min

    | 25/10/2017
  • 03 – Book 1, Chapter 3 – Home

    Duração: 36min

    | 24/10/2017
  • 04 – Book 1, Chapter 4 – Mrs Flintwinch has a Dream

    Duração: 08min

    | 23/10/2017
  • 05 – Book 1, Chapter 5 – Family Affairs

    Duração: 31min

    | 22/10/2017
  • 06 – Book 1, Chapter 6 – The Father of the Marshalsea

    Duração: 28min

    | 21/10/2017
  • 07 – Book 1, Chapter 7 – The Child of the Marshalsea

    Duração: 28min

    | 20/10/2017
  • 08 – Book 1, Chapter 8 – The Lock

    Duração: 29min

    | 19/10/2017
  • 09 – Book 1, Chapter 9 – Little Mother

    Duração: 35min

    | 18/10/2017
  • 10 – Book 1, Chapter 10 – Containing the Whole Science of Government

    Duração: 53min

    | 17/10/2017
  • 11 – Book 1, Chapter 11 – Let Loose

    Duração: 27min

    | 16/10/2017
  • 12 – Book 1, Chapter 12 – Bleeding Heart Yard

    Duração: 24min

    | 15/10/2017
  • 13 – Book 1, Chapter 13 – Patriarchal

    Duração: 56s

    | 14/10/2017
  • 14 – Book 1, Chapter 14 – Little Dorrit’s Party

    Duração: 31min

    | 13/10/2017
  • 15 – Book 1, Chapter 15 – Mrs Flintwinch has another Dream

    Duração: 23min

    | 12/10/2017
  • 16 – Book 1, Chapter 16 – Nobody’s Weakness

    Duração: 36min

    | 11/10/2017
  • 17 – Book 1, Chapter 17 – Nobody’s Rival

    Duração: 24min

    | 10/10/2017
  • 18 – Book 1, Chapter 18 – Little Dorrit’s Lover

    Duração: 27min

    | 09/10/2017
  • 19 – Book 1, Chapter 19 – The Father of the Marshalsea in two or three Relations

    Duração: 32min

    | 08/10/2017
  • 20 – Book 1, Chapter 20 – Moving in Society

    Duração: 36min

    | 07/10/2017
  • 21 – Book 1, Chapter 21 – Mr Merdle’s Complaint

    Duração: 23min

    | 06/10/2017
  • 22 – Book 1, Chapter 22 – A Puzzle

    Duração: 23min

    | 05/10/2017
  • 23 – Book 1, Chapter 23 – Machinery in Motion

    Duração: 41min

    | 04/10/2017
  • 24 – Book 1, Chapter 24 – Fortune-Telling

    Duração: 41min

    | 03/10/2017
  • 25 – Book 1, Chapter 25 – Conspirators and Others

    Duração: 26min

    | 02/10/2017
  • 26 – Book 1, Chapter 26 – Nobody’s State of Mind

    Duração: 34min

    | 01/10/2017
  • 27 – Book 1, Chapter 27 – Five-and-Twenty

    Duração: 32min

    | 30/09/2017
  • 28 – Book 1, Chapter 28 – Nobody’s Disappearance

    Duração: 19min

    | 29/09/2017
  • 29 – Book 1, Chapter 29 – Mrs Flintwinch Goes On Dreaming

    Duração: 20min

    | 28/09/2017
  • 30 – Book 1, Chapter 30 – The Word of a Gentleman

    Duração: 42min

    | 27/09/2017
  • 31 – Book 1, Chapter 31 – Spirit

    Duração: 41min

    | 26/09/2017
  • 32 – Book 1, Chapter 32 – More Fortune-Telling

    Duração: 23min

    | 25/09/2017
  • 33 – Book 1, Chapter 33 – Mrs Merdle’s Complaint

    Duração: 25min

    | 24/09/2017
  • 34 – Book 1, Chapter 34 – A Shoal of Barnacles

    Duração: 24min

    | 23/09/2017
  • 35 – Book 1, Chapter 35 – What was behind Mr Pancks on Little Dorrit’s Hand

    Duração: 33min

    | 22/09/2017
  • 36 – Book 1, Chapter 36 – The Marshalsea becomes an Orphan

    Duração: 19min

    | 21/09/2017
  • 37 – Book 2, Chapter 1 – Fellow Travellers

    Duração: 40min

    | 20/09/2017
  • 38 – Book 2, Chapter 2 – Mrs General

    Duração: 12min

    | 19/09/2017
  • 39 – Book 2, Chapter 3 – On the Road

    Duração: 42min

    | 18/09/2017
  • 40 – Book 2, Chapter 4 – A Letter from Little Dorrit

    Duração: 09min

    | 17/09/2017
  • 41 – Book 2, Chapter 5 – Something Wrong Somewhere

    Duração: 42min

    | 16/09/2017
  • 42 – Book 2, Chapter 6 – Something Right Somewhere

    Duração: 40min

    | 15/09/2017
  • 43 – Book 2, Chapter 7 – Mostly, Prunes and Prism

    Duração: 29min

    | 14/09/2017
  • 44 – Book 2, Chapter 8 – The Dowager Mrs Gowan is reminded that ‘It Never Does’

    Duração: 31min

    | 13/09/2017
  • 45 – Book 2, Chapter 9 – Appearance and Disappearance

    Duração: 39min

    | 12/09/2017
  • 46 – Book 2, Chapter 10 – The Dreams of Mrs Flintwinch thicken

    Duração: 20min

    | 11/09/2017
  • 47 – Book 2, Chapter 11 – A Letter from Little Dorrit

    Duração: 15min

    | 10/09/2017
  • 48 – Book 2, Chapter 12 – In which a Great Patriotic Conference is holden

    Duração: 40min

    | 09/09/2017
  • 49 – Book 2, Chapter 13 – The Progress of an Epidemic

    Duração: 40min

    | 08/09/2017
  • 50 – Book 2, Chapter 14 – Taking Advice

    Duração: 28min

    | 07/09/2017
  • 51 – Book 2, Chapter 15 – No just Cause or Impediment why these Two Persons should not be joined together

    Duração: 43min

    | 06/09/2017
  • 52 – Book 2, Chapter 16 – Getting on

    Duração: 19min

    | 05/09/2017
  • 53 – Book 2, Chapter 17 – Missing

    Duração: 26min

    | 04/09/2017
  • 54 – Book 2, Chapter 18 – A Castle in the Air

    Duração: 18min

    | 03/09/2017
  • 55 – Book 2, Chapter 19 – The Storming of the Castle in the Air

    Duração: 44min

    | 02/09/2017
  • 56 – Book 2, Chapter 20 – Introduces the next

    Duração: 26min

    | 01/09/2017
  • 57 – Book 2, Chapter 21 – The History of a Self-Tormentor

    Duração: 25min

    | 31/08/2017
  • 58 – Book 2, Chapter 22 – Who passes by this Road so late?

    Duração: 17min

    | 30/08/2017
  • 59 – Book 2, Chapter 23 – Mistress Affery makes a Conditional Promise, respecting her Dreams

    Duração: 32min

    | 29/08/2017
  • 60 – Book 2, Chapter 24 – The Evening of a Long Day

    Duração: 27min

    | 28/08/2017
  • 61 – Book 2, Chapter 25 – The Chief Butler Resigns the Seals of Office

    Duração: 25min

    | 27/08/2017
  • 62 – Book 2, Chapter 26 – Reaping the Whirlwind

    Duração: 23min

    | 26/08/2017
  • 63 – Book 2, Chapter 27 – The Pupil of the Marshalsea

    Duração: 37min

    | 25/08/2017
  • 64 – Book 2, Chapter 28 – An Appearance in the Marshalsea

    Duração: 48min

    | 24/08/2017
  • 65 – Book 2, Chapter 29 – A Plea in the Marshalsea

    Duração: 23min

    | 23/08/2017
  • 66 – Book 2, Chapter 30: Closing In, Part 1

    Duração: 31min

    | 22/08/2017
  • 67 – Book 2, Chapter 30: Closing In, Part 2

    Duração: 32min

    | 21/08/2017
  • 68 – Book 2, Chapter 31 – Closed

    Duração: 23min

    | 20/08/2017
  • 69 – Book 2, Chapter 32 – Going

    Duração: 20min

    | 19/08/2017
  • 70 – Book 2, Chapter 33 – Going!

    Duração: 27min

    | 18/08/2017
  • 71 – Book 2, Chapter 34 – Gone

    Duração: 29min

    | 17/08/2017