With the working title Nobody’s Fault, Dickens’s eleventh novel was published in monthly parts between December 1855 and June 1857. Dickens’s childhood memories of his father’s time in the Marshalsea as a debtor are once again brought to the fore, as themes of both physical and psychological imprisonment permeate the novel. There is much satire on the shortcomings of government in addition to what may be the first Ponzi scheme outlined in literature.