Charles Dickens wrote Little Dorrit during the mid 19th century, but he placed the story at a time when his father was imprisoned in the Marshalsea, a debtor’s prison. PBS will be airing a 5-installment series of Little Dorrit starting tonight at 9 p.m. EST and ending April 26th. If you have missed any episodes, you can watch them online at this link.
The film is stunning; the acting is outstanding; and this story of greed, ponzi schemes, lost fortunes, insurmountable debts, and wrecked lives resonates in today’s financial climate. In the next few weeks I will be posting a series of thoughts and reviews about this film, which is set in the Regency Period. The links sit below this slide show.
- Click here to read Little Dorrit and the Grand Tour
- Click here to read my post about William Dorrit, the Father of the Marshalsea
- Click here to read my post about the character of Flora Finching, and how she is based on Charles Dickens’ first love.
- Review on Remotely Connected