"Little Dorrit" is, along with "Bleak House" and "Our Mutual Friend", one of Dickens' last three great novels, and is one of his most important works. It is an attack on the institution of "debtors prisons" (The Marshalsea prison, which features heavily in the book, is where Dickens' own father was imprisoned for debt when Dickens was a child) and a biting satire of the over-bureaucratic institutions of government, and the injustices of the class system. The fact that most of the issues that Dickens highlights in the novel have long since passed into history does not negate the important of the work.
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Converted words in capitals to italics, where appropriate, to match the printed book. Added the original illustrations. Uploaded v3.
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A couple of the illustrations accidentally got missed out of the previous version; apologies. Uploaded v4.
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