Marshalsea


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Marshalsea

ancient London prison, long used for incarcerating debtors. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 640]
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She suffers throughout all the years of the Marshalsea, becoming a "fountain of love and fidelity" to her family and to others about her, like the mentally disabled and penniless Maggy and the destitute old pensioner, Nandy (192).
When Dickens was young, his father and entire family except for himself were thrown into Marshalsea debtors' prison.
For Charles, this occurred at age 12 when his father was arrested for debt and sentenced to the Marshalsea, an ancient for-profit prison where debtors were forced to pay for their own stay while gathering resources through day jobs, family, and friends to pay down their debt.
25 Salisbury The central character in Charles Dickens' novel Little Dorrit, Amy Dorrit is brought up in the debtors' prison, the Marshalsea, until her family is released after inheriting a large estate.
Sent from Lincoln to London, the card was addressed to a Miss L Gibbs of 62 Douglas Buildings, Marshalsea Road, London, and was posted on July 15 in 1910.
Before long, you're awake and sweating at three in the morning, imagining yourself sharing a cell with Little Dorrit in the Marshalsea.
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William Dorrit, having no largesse to dispense, nevertheless manages to restore, within the walls of the Marshalsea, "the old-fashioned feudal realm that Austen's Mr Woodhouse works so hard to recoup" by accepting what he terms tributes from his petitioners that enable him "to turn his paltry dinners into displays of excess and mastery" (98).
In it Charles Dickens tells the ultimately heart-warming story of Little Dorrit herself and her stubbornly proud father holed up in the Marshalsea.
There she is, the epitome of neatness, in the squalid atmosphere of the Marshalsea prison making order and making her father comfortable and sweeping and cleaning and tidying all the time," said Slater.
declares Mr Dorrit tonight as he prepares to leave Marshalsea prison in triumph.