A new star-studded adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic "Little Dorrit" for BBC1 starts this November.
The 15-part serial was adapted by highly acclaimed writer Andrew Davies, also responsible for the very successful "Bleak House" (2005) and "Sense and Sensibility" (2008).
This is the official TV tie-in edition to the serial, including an exclusive introduction by Andrew Davies about his experience of adapting "Little Dorrit" for TV.William Dorrit is a long-term inmate in the debtors' prison, Marshalsea.
He must stay there until his fortune improves and his debt is paid.
For her entire life so far, his daughter Amy has faithfully nursed him in jail.
Trying to keep herself out of debt she works as a seamstress for the stern Mrs Clennam.
When Mrs Clennam's son, Arthur, returns home from years abroad working for the family business, Amy's life begins to change.
As some shocking truths emerge, and as the fortunes of the Dorrits and the Clennams rise and fall by equally dramatic means, it is clear that no one is safe from Marshalsea.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 848 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 30/10/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846076008
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Review by LauraT81
I love the story of Little Dorrit. Not one of Dickens most well known novels, but it should be. It took me quite a while to get through this novel (my first doorstep size book of the year) and often found it difficult to keep the characters straight. The dull parts are detailed and long, but the intresting and romanctic parts are wonderful. Little Dorrit is my second Dickens, Great Expectations was my first, and I think it is far superior. Dickens fans need to read Little Dorrit.