Teacher Guide: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Arthur Clennam returns home to England to investigate the meaning of his recently deceased father’s last words: “Do not forget!” His inquiries lead him to little Amy Dorrit, a seamstress and companion to his harsh, religious mother. Certain that his family’s secrets are in some way connected with Amy, Arthur works to better her family’s straightened circumstances and to make reparation for whatever damage his family might have caused her. He means to live a blameless life.