The old curiosity shop

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Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
2000.
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English
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Charles Dickens's story of selfless Little Nell and her ailing grandfather and their persecution by the magnificently malignant villain Quilp has seized the imaginations and wrung the hearts of generations of readers. Dickens's talent was superabundant in every way: in his dramatic force and his massive productivity, in his almost surreal comic power, in his compassion and thirst for justice, and in the imaginative pressure he brought to bear on even the most incidental of his characters. The delightfully various figures in The Old Curiosity Shop range memorably from jaunty Dick Swiveller and his little half-starved Marchioness to the hard-hearted siblings Sampson and Sally Brass, jovial Mrs. Jarley, devoted Kit Nubbles, the hunchbacked Daniel Quilp, and, of course, tragic Little Nell herself. Dickens's depiction of the fate of his main characters is famously harrowing and unfailingly suspenseful, but not the least of its charms is that it is embellished with a supporting cast of figures as grotesque and colorful as anything in the Old Curiosity Shop itself. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; This edition reprints the original Everyman's preface by G. K. Chesterton and features seventy-five illustrations by Cattermole and Phiz.

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display_description The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity.
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subject_facet Antique dealers -- Fiction, Didactic fiction, Domestic fiction, England -- Fiction, Gamblers -- Fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Grandparent and child -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
title_display The old curiosity shop
title_full The old curiosity shop / edited with an introduction and notes by Norman Page ; with original illustrations by George Cattermole [and others]
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topic_facet Antique dealers, Gamblers, Girls, Grandfathers, Grandparent and child, Loss (Psychology)