frontispiece and title page
The New York Public Library, Berg Collection of
English and American Literature

"More seditious" than Das Kapital.
This is the wrapper of the final installment of Little Dorrit, a double number published by Bradbury and Evans in June 1857. The novel reflects both the restlessness of the times in which it was written--the Crimean War was just ending as Little Dorrit No. 5 appeared--and the half-mad restlessness of its author, who described himself in this period as "a Monster to my family, a dread phenomenon to myself."

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