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Marshalsea

ancient London prison, long used for incarcerating debtors. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 640]
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Amy Dorrit, referred to as Little Dorrit, is born and lives much of her life at the Marshalsea prison where her father is imprisoned for debt.
Their love ends happily, and they are married in Marshalsea prison. This novel is one of Dickens's strongest attacks on bureaucratic inefficiency and the practice of imprisonment for debt.
Which of Charles Dickens's heroines grew up in the Marshalsea Prison? 10.
Sting - see Question 8 in the Marshalsea Prison? 10.
But Mr Pancks - that strange, snuffling creature, who looks like he's wandered in from Tales Of The Riverbank - comes bursting into Marshalsea Prison with a second piece of good news that will cause an even greater stir for Amy and her father.
Which of Charles Dickens's characters was born in the Marshalsea Prison?
Appointment as Knight Marshal for the palace, a lease on Marshalsea Prison, two pensions, and an opportunity to invest in the alnage (the duty paid on cloth receiving a government seal) were the most profitable.
"Despite earning a wage as pay master for the Navy, Dickens' father served time in Marshalsea prison for failing to pay his debts," he explains.