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Il libro Little Dorrit in inglese

Little Dorrit

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✒ Autore
📖 Pagine1448
⏰ Tempo di lettura 57 ore 45 minuti
💡 Pubblicato1857
🌏 Lingua originale Inglese
📌 Tipo Romanzi
📌 Generi Dramma, Avventura, Prosa, Psicologico, Realismo, Satira, ironia, Sociale, Umorismo
📌 Sezioni Romanzo di avventura , Romanzo psicologico , Romanzo realistico , Romanzo sociale , Romanzo umoristico

Indice del libro


Chapter 1. Sun and Shadow1
Chapter 2. Fellow Travellers26
Chapter 3. Home49
Chapter 4. Mrs Flintwinch has a Dream71
Chapter 5. Family Affairs77
Chapter 6. The Father of the Marshalsea98
Chapter 7. The Child of the Marshalsea119
Chapter 8. The Lock137
Chapter 9. Little Mother157
Chapter 10. Containing the whole Science of Government182
Chapter 11. Let Loose215
Chapter 12. Bleeding Heart Yard234
Chapter 13. Patriarchal246
Chapter 14. Little Dorrit's Party287
Chapter 15. Mrs Flintwinch has another Dream309
Chapter 16. Nobody's Weakness326
Chapter 17. Nobody's Rival349
Chapter 18. Little Dorrit's Lover365
Chapter 19. The Father of the Marshalsea in two or three Relations382
Chapter 20. Moving in Society402
Chapter 21. Mr Merdle's Complaint428
Chapter 22. A Puzzle442
Chapter 23. Machinery in Motion458
Chapter 24. Fortune-Telling489
Chapter 25. Conspirators and Others518
Chapter 26. Nobody's State of Mind536
Chapter 27. Five-and-Twenty560
Chapter 28. Nobody's Disappearance581
Chapter 29. Mrs Flintwinch goes on Dreaming594
Chapter 30. The Word of a Gentleman608
Chapter 31. Spirit637
Chapter 32. More Fortune-Telling666
Chapter 33. Mrs Merdle's Complaint683
Chapter 34. A Shoal of Barnacles702
Chapter 35. What was behind Mr Pancks on Little Dorrit's Hand717
Chapter 36. The Marshalsea becomes an Orphan741
Chapter 1. Fellow Travellers753
Chapter 2. Mrs General782
Chapter 3. On the Road789
Chapter 4. A Letter from Little Dorrit814
Chapter 5. Something Wrong Somewhere821
Chapter 6. Something Right Somewhere848
Chapter 7. Mostly, Prunes and Prism875
Chapter 8. The Dowager Mrs Gowan is reminded that 'It Never Does'896
Chapter 9. Appearance and Disappearance917
Chapter 10. The Dreams of Mrs Flintwinch thicken946
Chapter 11. A Letter from Little Dorrit960
Chapter 12. In which a Great Patriotic Conference is holden971
Chapter 13. The Progress of an Epidemic997
Chapter 14. Taking Advice1021
Chapter 15. No just Cause or Impediment1040
Chapter 16. Getting on1067
Chapter 17. Missing1080
Chapter 18. A Castle in the Air1099
Chapter 19. The Storming of the Castle in the Air1112
Chapter 20. Introduces the next1139
Chapter 21. The History of a Self-Tormentor1158
Chapter 22. Who passes by this Road so late?1173
Chapter 23. Mistress Affery makes a Conditional Promise, respecting her Dreams1186
Chapter 24. The Evening of a Long Day1210
Chapter 25. The Chief Butler Resigns the Seals of Office1230
Chapter 26. Reaping the Whirlwind1246
Chapter 27. The Pupil of the Marshalsea1262
Chapter 28. An Appearance in the Marshalsea1289
Chapter 29. A Plea in the Marshalsea1324
Chapter 30. Closing in1340
Chapter 31. Closed1379
Chapter 32. Going1396
Chapter 33. Going!1411
Chapter 34. Gone1428

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Chapter 1. Sun and Shadow

Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day.
A blazing sun upon a fierce August day was no greater rarity in southern France then, than at any other time, before or since. Everything in Marseilles, and about Marseilles, had stared at the fervid sky, and been stared at in return, until a staring habit had become universal there. Strangers were stared out of countenance by staring white houses, staring white walls, staring white streets, staring tracts of arid road, staring hills from which verdure was burnt away. The only things to be seen not fixedly staring and glaring were the vines drooping under their load of grapes. These did occasionally wink a little, as the hot air barely moved their faint leaves.
There was no wind to make a ripple on the foul water within the harbour, or on the beautiful sea without. The line of demarcation between the two colours, black and blue, showed the point which the pure sea would not pass; but it lay as quiet as the abominable pool, with which it never mixed. Boats without awnings were too hot to touch; ships blistered at their moorings; the stones of the quays had not cooled, night or day, for months. Hindoos, Russians, Chinese, Spaniards, Portuguese, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Genoese, Neapolitans, Venetians, Greeks, Turks, descendants from all the builders of Babel, come to trade at Marseilles, sought the shade alike — taking refuge in any hiding-place from a sea too intensely blue to be looked at, and a sky of purple, set with one great flaming jewel of fire.
The universal stare made the eyes ache. Towards the distant line of Italian coast, indeed, it was a little relieved by light clouds of mist, slowly rising from the evaporation of the sea, but it softened nowhere else. Far away the staring roads, deep in dust, stared from the hill-side, stared from the hollow, stared from the interminable plain. Far away the dusty vines overhanging wayside cottages, and the monotonous wayside avenues of parched trees without shade, drooped beneath the stare of earth and sky. So did the horses with drowsy bells, in long files of carts, creeping slowly towards the interior; so did their recumbent drivers, when they were awake, which rarely happened; so did the exhausted labourers in the fields. Everything that lived or grew, was oppressed by the glare; except the lizard, passing swiftly over rough stone walls, and the cicala, chirping his dry hot chirp, like a rattle. The very dust was scorched brown, and something quivered in the atmosphere as if the air itself were panting.
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