Critical Articles

Little Dorrit manuscript. Charles Dickens, 1855. Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Recommended Edition

The recommended text for the 2018 Dickens Universe is the most recent Penguin Classics edition, edited by Stephen Wall with an introduction by Helen Small. 

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, with Introduction by Helen Small
Publisher: Pengiun Classics, 2004
ISBN: 978-0141439969

To familiarize yourself with the author, we recommend the following biography:

Charles Dickens, A Life by Jane Smiley
Publisher: Penguin 2011
ISBN: 978-0143119920 (paperback)


Little Dorrit Bibliography (PDF)


Selected Critical Articles (Password protected PDFs)

Recommended reading for "Deciphering Dickens" Project (Password protected PDF)

  • Dickens, Charles, and Edgar Rosenberg. "Writing Great Expectations." Great Expectations: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Contexts, Criticism. W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. 427-468.