The Mansions Of Misery
A Biography Of The Marshalsea Debtors' Prison
de Jerry White
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In 1824 Charles Dickens' father was detained in debtors' prison and the experience deeply scarred the writer who lived in fear of debt - and a similar fate - for the rest of his life. This is a micro-history of London in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - the story of the capital's notorious debtors'prison, immortalised by Charles Dickens.