Reader recommendation: Little Dorrit

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In his novel Little Dorrit  Charles Dickens anticipated by more than 150 years the Bernard Madoff scam. Edmund Burke famously said, "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."  Should we add a corollary?  "Those who don't know classic literature risk bringing fiction to life." But the real story here is the triumph of goodness, engagingly told.

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