Book review: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Little DorritLittle Dorrit by Charles Dickens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
Arthur Clennam befriends seamstress Amy Dorrit and meets her extraordinary family at a debtor’s prison. Dickens adaptation stars Ian McKellen.

2/5: Arthur Clannam worries about his parents, but thinks he’s found a new love. Amy receives a proposal.

3/5: Surprising discoveries about the Dorrits are revealed, but Arthur is yet to solve his family’s secret.

4/5: The newly wealthy Dorrits set off on a tour of Europe, but Amy is feeling homesick.

5/5: Arthur is struck by disaster, and Mrs Clennam is finally forced into revealing the family secret.

Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

A TV Series was made based on this book: Little Dorrit (2008), with Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay .

This series is available (13 episodes) at YouTube.

3* Oliver Twist
4* David Copperfield
4* Great Expectations
4* A Tale of Two Cities
4* Our Mutual Friend
4* A Christmas Carol
2* The Chimes
3* The Baron of Grogzwig
4* The Trial for Murder
3* The Haunted House
4* The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain
4* A House to Let
3* A Message from the Sea
4* Hard Times
3* Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings
3* L’abîme
5* Barnaby Rudge
2* The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2* The Pickwick Papers
4* Bleak House
4* Scenes and Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens Being Eight Hundred and Sixty-six Pictures Printed From the Original Wood Blocks
3* The Battle Of Life
3* Hunted Down
4* Little Dorrit
TR No Thoroughfare
TR To Be Read at Dusk
TR The Seven Poor Travellers
TR Nicholas Nickleby
TR Dombey and Son
TR A Child’s Dream of a Star
TR Martin Chuzzlewit
TR The Cricket on the Hearth
TR The Old Curiosity Shop
TR A Child’s History of England

About Charles Dickens:
4* The Mystery Of Charles Dickens by Peter Ackroyd
3* Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin
TR Charles Dickens by George Orwell
TR Charles Dickens: A Critical Study by G.K. Chesterton

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