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Widely considered to be Dickens's greatest satire on poverty, Little Dorrit is the story of Amy "Little" Dorrit's struggle to hold her poverty-stricken family together in the face of her father's imprisonment in the Marshalsea debtor's prison. Called the "child of the Marshalsea," Little Dorrit struggles to support her family as a seamstress while dreaming of a future free of the Marshalsea.
Little Dorrit was originally published as a serial...
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek
In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. As Isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children...
14) Love, Jacaranda
15) Pieces of why
16) The last breath
17) On the run
19) Dreams on fire
Born in Newgate prison and abandoned six months later, Moll's drive to find and hold on to a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery, bigamy, prostitution and a resourceful career as a thief ('the greatest Artist of my time') before she is apprehended and returned to Newgate.
If Moll Flanders is on one level a Puritan's tale of sin and repentance, through self-made, self-reliant Moll its rich subtext conveys all the paradoxes