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"But, whosoever goes into Marshalsea Place, turning out of Angel Court, leading to Bermondsey, will find his feet on the very paving-stones of the extinct Marshalsea jail; will see its narrow yard to the right and to the left, very little altered if at all, except that the walls were lowered when the place got free; will look upon rooms in which the debtors lived; and will stand among the crowding ghosts of many miserable years"
Dickens is known for his social commentary and for his vivid depictions of the gritty underbelly of Victorian London. Today's Booktrot finds us once again south of the Thames, at what remains of the prison where his own father was incarcerated, providing the real-life inspiration for his novel 'Little Dorrit.' Read more on the website! Link in bio!
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