Study Guide

Little Dorrit Characters

By Charles Dickens

Amy Dorrit

The youngest member of the Dorrit family, Amy is a 20-something woman who looks like an...

Arthur Clennam

The 40-year-old son of a cold, harsh woman and a weak man, Arthur struggles to find a place for...

William Dorrit

At first called "The Father of the Marshalsea," Dorrit is the oldest prisoner in the debtor's...

Mrs. Clennam

A cold and bitter woman, Mrs. Clennam has forced herself to live the life of a reclusive,...

Daniel Doyce

An intelligent, hard-working inventor and engineer, Doyce is stymied by the slow, annoying ways...

Flora Finching & Mr. F's Aunt

Flora, Arthur Clennam's ex-fiancée, and Mr. F's Aunt, Flora's aunt-in-law, are another...

Flintwinch

Initially Mrs. Clennam's servant, Flintwinch becomes a partner in Clennam & Co. He knows...

Henry Gowan

Henry Gowan has a devastating case of too-coolitis. He's hot, he's popular, and he's just...

Pet Meagles and Tattycoram

Twins are huge in this novel, which is why we're analyzing Pet and her jealous maid, Tattycoram,...

Mr. Meagles

It's impossible to know what to make of Meagles. The possibilities are so different that there's...

Mr. Merdle

A master financier who makes everything he touches turn to metaphorical gold, Merdle turns out to...

Rigaud / Blandois / Lagnier

The big bad villain of the novel. Or is he? Blandois is a spy, an acquitted murderer, a...

Miss Wade

Alone by choice, Miss Wade is a confusing and rebellious character. Is she gay? Is she just...