- Narrated by: Anton Lesser
- Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-27-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives and the Dorrits' fortunes begin to rise and fall. A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of 19th-century government and society.
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By Pierre Gauthier on 08-11-12
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This novel does not rank among Dickens’ most famous ... probably because it simply is not one of the best.
The plot is completely unrealistic and convoluted. It lacks in continuity and seems to have developed over the months as the novel’s instalments were published. All of a sudden, poor characters become rich. Major characters die. A lady in a wheelchair runs out of her house all the way to a prison. Two first cousins marry.
The characters themselves are one-dimensional and uninteresting.
The whole is barely relieved by few moments of humour.
Thank goodness this was the abridged version!
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