Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit Cover

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens; Stephen Wall, Comp (Notes by); Helen Small (Notes by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143115878, 924pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2009

Coming to PBS in March 2009-a MasterpieceTM Classic production of Charles Dickens's "Little Dorrit"
Charles Dickens 's great satire on poverty, riches, and imprisonment, "Little Dorrit" is the story of Arthur Clennam, a man whose kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, assures him nothing but trouble. Her father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, has long been imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, "Little Dorrit" is a supreme work of Dickens's maturity.

About the Author
Arguably one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens is the author of such literary masterpieces as A Tale of Two Cities (1859), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1839), among many others. Dickens' s indelible characters and timeless stories continue to resonate with readers around the world more than 130 years after his death. Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.

Stephen Wall spent his career in the British Diplomatic Service. For over twenty years he specialized in European policy, working for British Foreign Secretaries and Prime Ministers. He was for five years Britain's ambassador to the European Union and later EU adviser to Tony Blair. He helped
negotiate all the EU treaties from the Single European Act to the EU Constitution. He continues to write and lecture about the European Union. Married with one son, Stephen Wall lives in London and Northumberland.

At the age of ninety-one, Helen Small currently lectures for the research center on the topic of lifelong learning and its importance for our aging population. She lives in Dallas, Texas, surrounded by the love of her three boys and numerous grandchildren.