Title-page Vignette, Little Dorrit at the door of a cell in The Marshalsea

James Mahoney


Dickens's Little Dorrit (Household Edition)

The image of Little Dorrit as an adolescent in mourning at the door of a cell in The Marshalsea, London's pre-eminent debtors' prison (closed in 1842), sets the keynote for Dickens's study of middle-class materialism in the Victorian age.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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