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Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England)

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Works: 61 works in 174 publications in 5 languages and 8,751 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Audio adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Didactic fiction  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Television programs 
Classifications: PR4562, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England)
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    51 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,200 libraries worldwide
    When Arthur Clennam returns to London after many years in China working for the family business, he wants to learn whether or not his father's dying words and a watch with a stange inscription have anything to do with his mother's new seamstress, young Amy Dorrit. His search brings him to the Marshalsea Debtors Prison, where he learns the truth about struggle and hardship in 1820s England
    Little Dorrit ( visu )
    6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
    Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    10 editions published between 1857 and 2009 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
    "When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr. Pancks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity"--Cover, p. 4
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( file )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
    Little Dorrit is a classic tale of imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical, while Dickens' working title for the novel, Nobody's Fault, highlights its concern with personal responsibility in private and public life. Dickens' childhood experiences inform the vivid scenes in Marshalsea debtor s prison, while his adult perceptions of governmental failures shape his satirical picture of the Circumlocution Office. The novel s range of characters - the honest, the crooked, the selfish and the self-denying - offers a portrait of society about whose values Dickens had profound doubts.>
    Little Dorrit. With 16 full-page illus. including reproductions of drawings for early editions together with an introd. and captions by Charles Dickens( Book )
    2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
    Little Dorrit grows up in Marshalsea prison, where her father is confined for his debts, and she helps to feed the family with her needlework until her father receives an inheritance when she is in her teens, and more problems ensue
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
    Of the complex, richly rewarding masterworks he wrote in the last decade of his life, Little Dorrit is the book in which Charles Dickens most fully unleashed his indignation at the fallen state of mid-Victorian society. Crammed with persons and incidents in whose recreation nothing is accidental or spurious, containing, in its picture of the Circumlocution Office, the most witheringly exact satire of a bureaucracy we possess, Little Dorrit is a stunning example of how thoroughly Dickens could put his flair for the theatrical and his comic genius the service of his passion for justice
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
    The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
    The daughter of an imprisoned debtor suffers injustices of nineteenth-century English society
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
    The daughter of an imprisoned debtor suffers injustices of nineteenth-century English society
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Computer File )
    2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( file )
    2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
    11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
    "Little Dorrit" is born in debtor's prison and befriended by a family who hires her as a seamstress. When her inmate father inherits a fortune, they escape the Marshalsea, but meanwhile, their benefactor becomes victim of a fraud and is himself sentenced to the prison. Little Dorrit finds him there, and a relationship develops
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
    Originally a series novel published between 1855 and 1857, Little Dorrit, set in London, chronicles the lives of the Dorrits, an entire family imprisoned in the Marshalsea, a debtors' prison. The novel focuses primarily on William Dorrit and his youngest daughter Amy. When businessman Arthur Clennam comes into their lives, he helps them struggle out of poverty and into an affluent lifestyle. Dickens vividly critiques societal and governmental systems in this satirical work
    La pequeña Dorrit by Charles Dickens( file )
    2 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 68 libraries worldwide
    In London, the author introduces us to William Dorrit, a former knight carrying long serving time in prison for debtors Marseille their children-the snobbish Fanny, the Lazy Edward (aka Tip) and sacrificed Amy (aka Little Dorrit ) - grew in it, and although living mainly there, can get out of prison at will
    Little Dorrit by Mary Sebag-Montefiore( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
    Based on the novel by Charles Dickens and set against various backdrops including the Marshalsea Debtor's Prison, Bleeding Heart Yard (a Victorian slum) and the glittering cities of Europe, this new title in the series is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to read longer and more complex stories
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
    La petite Dorrit : Un conte de deux villes by Charles Dickens( Book )
    1 edition published in 1970 in French and held by 44 libraries worldwide
    Deux oeuvres dans ce septième tome des romans de Dickens: le premier (1857) raconte un David Copperfield féminin et relève du récit social alors que le second (1859) est un roman historique situé en pleine Révolution française. Appareil critique très réduit (seulement une vingtaine de pages) si on le compare à celui des autres volumes de la collection ##Bibliothèque de la Pléiade##
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
 
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