Little Dorrit

"Litte Dorrit." Kenyon Review 15, No. 4 (Autumn, 1953): 577-59.


Little Dorrit is one of the three great novels of Dickens’ great last period, but of the three it is perhaps the least established with modern readers. When it first appeared—in monthly parts from December 1855 to June 1857—its success was even more decisive than that of Bleak House, but the suffrage of later audiences has gone the other way, and of all Dickens’ later works it is Bleak House that has come to be the best known.