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Real Little Dorrit, The: Charles Dickens and Debtors Prisons

Synopsis
David Thomas examines the reality behind Charles Dickens’ fiction, using records from the National Archives as he explains what Victorian debtors’ prisons were really like and how accurate Dickens’ portrayal of them was in his description of the Marshalsea prison in Little Dorrit.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain

Online availability

URI
http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/the-real-little-dorrit-charles-dickens-and-the-debtors-prison/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
David Thomas (2)

Distributor

Name

National Archives

Web
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk External site opens in new window

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