Little Dorrit
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Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
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This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER TIL ON THE ROAD. The bright morning sun dazzled the eyes, the snow had ceased, the mists had vanished, the mountain air was Bo clear and light that the new sensation of breathing it was like the having entered on a new existence. To help the delusion, the solid ground itself seemed gone, and the mountain, a shining waste of immense white heaps and masses, to be a region of cloud floating between the blue sky above and the earth far below. Some dark specks in the snow, like knots upon a little thread, beginning at the convent door and winding away down the descent in broken lengths which were not yet pieced together, showed where the Brethren were at work in several places clearing the track. Already the snow had begun to be foot-thawed again about the door. Mules were busily brought out, tied to the rings in the wall, and laden; strings of bells were buckled on, burdens were adjusted, the voices of drivers and riders sounded musically. Some of the earliest had even already resumed their journey; and, both on the level summit by the dark water near the convent, and on the downward way of yesterday's ascent, little moving figures of men and mules, reduced to miniatures by the immensity around, went with a clear tinkling of bells and a pleasant harmony of tongues. In the supper-room of last night, a new fire piled upon .he feathery ashes of the old one, shone upon a homely breakfast of loaves, butter, and milk. It also shone on the courier of the Dorrit family, making tea for his party from a supply he had brought up with him, together with several other small stores which were chiefly laid in for the use of the strong body of inconvenience. Mr. Gowan, and Blandois of Paris, had already breakfasted, and were walking up and down by the lake, smoking their cigars. ...

Table of Contents
  • LITTLE DORRIT
  • PREFACE TO THE 1857 EDITION
  • BOOK THE FIRST: POVERTY
  • CHAPTER 1. Sun and Shadow
  • CHAPTER 2 Fellow Travellers
  • CHAPTER 3. Home
  • CHAPTER 4. Mrs Flintwinch has a Dream
  • CHAPTER 5. Family Affairs
  • CHAPTER 6. The Father of the Marshalsea
  • CHAPTER 7. The Child of the Marshalsea
  • CHAPTER 8. The Lock
  • CHAPTER 9. Little Mother
  • CHAPTER 10. Containing the whole Science of Government
  • CHAPTER 11. Let Loose
  • CHAPTER 12. Bleeding Heart Yard
  • CHAPTER 13. Patriarchal
  • CHAPTER 14. Little Dorrit's Party
  • CHAPTER 15. Mrs Flintwinch has another Dream
  • CHAPTER 16. Nobody's Weakness
  • CHAPTER 17. Nobody's Rival
  • CHAPTER 18. Little Dorrit's Lover
  • CHAPTER 19. The Father of the Marshalsea in two or three Relations
  • CHAPTER 20. Moving in Society
  • CHAPTER 21. Mr Merdle's Complaint
  • CHAPTER 22. A Puzzle
  • CHAPTER 23. Machinery in Motion
  • CHAPTER 24. Fortune-Telling
  • CHAPTER 25. Conspirators and Others
  • CHAPTER 26. Nobody's State of Mind
  • CHAPTER 27. Five-and-Twenty
  • CHAPTER 28. Nobody's Disappearance
  • CHAPTER 29. Mrs Flintwinch goes on Dreaming
  • CHAPTER 30. The Word of a Gentleman
  • CHAPTER 31. Spirit
  • CHAPTER 32. More Fortune-Telling
  • CHAPTER 33. Mrs Merdle's Complaint
  • CHAPTER 34. A Shoal of Barnacles
  • CHAPTER 35. What was behind Mr Pancks on Little Dorrit's Hand
  • CHAPTER 36. The Marshalsea becomes an Orphan
  • BOOK THE SECOND: RICHES
  • CHAPTER 1. Fellow Travellers
  • CHAPTER 2. Mrs General
  • CHAPTER 3. On the Road
  • CHAPTER 4. A Letter from Little Dorrit
    • LITTLE DORRIT.=
  • CHAPTER 5. Something Wrong Somewhere
  • CHAPTER 6. Something Right Somewhere
  • CHAPTER 7. Mostly, Prunes and Prism
  • CHAPTER 8. The Dowager Mrs Gowan is reminded that 'It Never Does'
  • CHAPTER 9. Appearance and Disappearance
  • CHAPTER 10. The Dreams of Mrs Flintwinch thicken
  • CHAPTER 11. A Letter from Little Dorrit
    • LITTLE DORRIT.=
  • CHAPTER 12. In which a Great Patriotic Conference is holden
  • CHAPTER 13. The Progress of an Epidemic
  • CHAPTER 14. Taking Advice
  • CHAPTER 15. No just Cause or Impediment why these Two Persons
  • CHAPTER 16. Getting on
  • CHAPTER 17. Missing
  • CHAPTER 18. A Castle in the Air
  • CHAPTER 19. The Storming of the Castle in the Air
  • CHAPTER 20. Introduces the next
  • CHAPTER 21. The History of a Self-Tormentor
  • CHAPTER 22. Who passes by this Road so late?
  • CHAPTER 23. Mistress Affery makes a Conditional Promise,
  • CHAPTER 24. The Evening of a Long Day
  • CHAPTER 25. The Chief Butler Resigns the Seals of Office
  • CHAPTER 26. Reaping the Whirlwind
  • CHAPTER 27. The Pupil of the Marshalsea
  • CHAPTER 28. An Appearance in the Marshalsea
    • 'RIGAUD BLANDOIS.=
  • CHAPTER 29. A Plea in the Marshalsea
  • CHAPTER 30. Closing in
  • CHAPTER 31. Closed
  • CHAPTER 32. Going
  • CHAPTER 33. Going!
  • CHAPTER 34. Gone
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