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Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England)

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Works: 52 works in 215 publications in 6 languages and 12,203 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Historical television programs  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  History  Audio adaptations  Made-for-TV movies 
Classifications: PR4562, 823.8
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    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    110 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 5,976 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 Andrew Davies( visu )
    7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 959 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( Sound Recording )
    27 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
    A young woman in debtors prison along with her father is helped by a kind man whom she marries after learning that she and her father are owed money
    Masterpiece theatre ( visu )
    10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
    This timeless rag's to riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy looks after her proud father William who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival of the benevolent Arthur Clennam. As the Dorrits meet a variety of characters from rich to poor, a dark villain Rigaud threatens to spill a long-held family secret
    The devil in the Marshalsea : murder stalks the debtors' prison by Antonia Hodgson( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
    It's 1727. Tom Hawkins prefers wine, women, and cards. But he's honorable and won't pull family strings to get out of debt, not even when faced with the notorious debtors' prison: The Marshalsea Gaol. Within moments of his arrival, Hawkins learns there's a murderer on the loose. He accepts an offer of a room from the mysterious Samuel Fleet, only to find out that it was Fleet's last roommate who turned up dead. Tom's choice is clear: get to the truth of the murder, or be the next to die
    The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson( Book )
    3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
    London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into a hell of a debtor's prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's ruthless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom Hawkins has never been good at following rules - even simple ones. And the recent grisly murder of a debtor, Captain Roberts, as brought further terror to the gaol
    Little Dorrit by Mary Sebag-Montefiore( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 68 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
    Mansions of misery : a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison by Jerry White( Book )
    1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
    The Marshalsea became a byword for misery; in the words of one of its inmates, it was hell in epitome. But the prison was also a microcosm of London life and it housed a colourful range of characters, including Charles Dickens's father. This book introduces us to the Marshalsea's unfortunate prisoners, rich and poor; men and women; spongers, fraudsters and innocents. We get to know the trumpeter John Grano who wined and dined with the prison governor and continued to compose music whilst other prisoners were tortured and starved to death. We meet the bare-knuckle fighter known as the Bold Smuggler, who fell on hard times after being beaten by the Chelsea Snob. And then there's Joshua Reeve Lowe, who saved Queen Victoria from assassination in Hyde Park in 1820, but whose heroism couldn't save him from the Marshalsea. Told through these extraordinary lives, This book gives us a fascinating and unforgettable cross-section of London life from the early 1700s to the 1840s
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 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( Book )
    3 editions published between 1867 and 1868 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    in English and held by 9 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 Rowena Akinyemi( Book )
    1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
    Arthur Clennam is back in England after many years abroad. He finds his mother as cold and hard as ever, but his father's recent death has thrown up a mystery, and he is determined to get to the bottom of it. Could it have anything to do with Little Dorrit, the quiet, kind girl who sews for his mother and goes back at night to her home in the Marshalsea Prison? As Arthur gets to know the Dorrit family, he is too busy looking for the truth about his mother's secret to notice that he has perhaps found the answer to his own happiness
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
    Recounts the reversals of fortune of Amy Dorrit, the youngest daughter of a man who has spent half his life in debtor's prison, and her circle of family and friends, whose efforts to lead their lives are forever undermined by the clumsy British bureaucracy
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    Kleine Dora by Charles Dickens( Book )
    in Dutch and held by 3 libraries worldwide
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )
    1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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