Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit

with Bruce Bigley

Class Description

We will read and discuss Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit, published serially from 1855 to 1857. Considered one of Dickens’ masterpieces, it portrays a broad view of English society in the mid 19th Century, exploring the theme of confinement, most famously in the portrayal of the Marshalsea, the debtor’s prison in which Dickens’ father was confined. But there is a real prison, confinement in quarantine, confinement due to the debility of age, confinement in a social class, confinement in poverty, and being confined in the paperwork of bureaucracy in Dickens’ famous Circumlocution Office. We will read with attention to the original installments to see how Dickens used the serialized form. Any unabridged edition will be acceptable, but check out the font size if possible, because you will be reading a lot of words. ZOOM Thursday: 11:00am - 12:30pm Class Limit: 25

  • Starts Jan 13, 2022
  • 40 US dollars
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Class Schedule

Cancellation Policy

Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops a class before the start date.

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3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA