The old curiosity shop

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2000.
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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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subject_facetAntique dealers -- Fiction
Didactic fiction
Domestic fiction
England -- Fiction
Gamblers -- Fiction
Girls -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
title_displayThe old curiosity shop
title_fullThe old curiosity shop / edited with an introduction and notes by Norman Page ; with original illustrations by George Cattermole [and others]
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Gamblers
Girls
Grandfathers
Grandparent and child
Loss (Psychology)