Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Little Dorrit was born in the poorhouse in London. Her father, brother and sister all live there. She does sewing to help the family get by. Authur Clennam is a rich gentleman who befriends her. As the Dorrit family's fortunes rise Authur's fortunes fall.
This is a typical Dickens novel, full of shady banking and corrupt government. But this is the first time I could attach the word "typical" to Dickens. The characters were too caricatured to suit me. There was nothing in this story to make it stand out from his other books. Kinda felt like a repeat to me.