Marshalsea

It is gone now, and the world is none the worse without it.

Background. "It is gone now, and the world is none the worse without it" is a quotation from Little Dorrit (Book 1, Chapter 6). Little Dorrit was the eleventh novel from Charles Dickens, serialised between 1855 and 1857. A rags to riches story set in the 1820’s, Little Dorrit centres around the changing fortunes of the Dorrit family.   Context. Description of the small debtors’ prison, the Marshalsea in Southwark, where John Dickens was imprisoned for debt in 1824. Charles [...]

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