Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit Cover

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens; Antony Ferguson (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452630328

Publication Date: March 9, 2011

Description
One of Charles Dickens's most personally resonant novels, Little Dorrit speaks across the centuries to the modern audience. Its depiction of shady financiers and banking collapses seems uncannily topical, as does Dickens's compassionate admiration for Amy Dorrit, the "child of the Marshalsea," as she struggles to hold her family together in the face of neglect, irresponsibility, and ruin. Intricate in its plotting, the novel also satirizes the cumbersome machinery of government. For Dickens, Little Dorrit marked a return to some of the most harrowing scenes of his childhood, with its graphic depiction of the trauma of the debtors' prison and its portrait of a world ignored by society. The novel explores not only the literal prison but also the figurative jails that characters build for themselves.


About the Author
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was the widely popular author of such classic novels as "Oliver Twist," "Nicholas Nickleby," "The Old Curiosity Shop," "A Christmas Carol," and "David Copperfield."

"AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off-Broadway, and regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit.