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Subjects

Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Little Dorrit -- Criticism and interpretation, Charles Dickens (1812-1870) -- Characters -- Men, Setting (Literature), Prisons -- Fiction, Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Little Dorrit -- Social aspects

Abstract

While Charles Dickens is most often noted for his portrayal of squalid urban conditions, he is also able to design and describe a wide variety of settings related to every echelon of the social hierarchy. This literary inquiry delves into Dickens’ world of Little Dorrit. In particular, it investigates how Dickens implements the reciprocal development between setting and character. Focusing on the character of Arthur Clennam, the protagonist of the story and the reader’s guide through the world of Little Dorrit, this query evaluates how Dickens introduces and teaches the reader about the classed and value-laden settings featured within the story, including the Clennam household, the Marshalsea Prison, Hampton Court, Twickenham, and Bleeding Heart Yard.

DOI

10.15760/anthos.2020.9.1.3

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/32837

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