London: Chapman and Hall, no date [circa 1895]. [Classic Literature] FINELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED. Octavo (22 x 17cm), pp. xiv; 625 . With 40 engraved plates by Browne, including a frontispiece and vignette title page. Contemporary green half morocco, with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, and textured green cloth over boards. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Light occasional spotting. Moderate wear and handling to binding. Very good. Dickens' great satire on the shortcomings of Victorian government and society, focusing upon the institution of debtor's prisons, represented by Marshalsea Gaol, where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Little Dorrit is a masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment and is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity. Item #58285
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