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. (taken from Goodreads)
I did enjoy this novel however it isn’t my all time favourite Dickens novel.
Dickens had an amazing talent and creates a book full of romance, mystery and humour. Little Dorrit takes you right into the heart of Victorian London and allows you to see the world through the eyes of the various social classes. The atomoshpere within the novel ables the reader to see Victorian London through the eyes of the characters and this in my eyes is what makes an novel brillant.
A wide variety of characters from across the social classes were present in this novel and they take us through a journey of Victorian London. Dickens creates vivid characters through the descriptions used. Characters which appear vivid within the imagination of the reader.
I love how Dickens uses this novel to critise bureaucracy and high Victorian society and this is in my opinion is what makes it such a brilliant novel. Ultimately this novel is another example of Dickens extraordinary talent as a writer.