Old Curiosity Shop (Wordsworth Classics)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41), with its combination of the sentimental, the grotesque and the socially concerned, and its story of pursuit and courage, which sets the downtrodden and the plucky against the malevolent and the villainous, was an immediate popular success. Little Nell quickly... show more
The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41), with its combination of the sentimental, the grotesque and the socially concerned, and its story of pursuit and courage, which sets the downtrodden and the plucky against the malevolent and the villainous, was an immediate popular success. Little Nell quickly became one of Dickens' most celebrated characters, who so captured the imagination of his readers that while the novel was being serialised, many of them wrote to him about her fate.
Publish date: January 5th 1998
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, English Literature
Has Dickens beaten the crap out of another character more than poor Little Nell?Certainly Pip and Oliver get theirs. But at least with them there's some sort of happy ending or comeuppance for the villains. Like Little Dorrit without the uplifting ending, Little Nell just gets beat down. She gets ta...
This is not actually the edition I have - mine is from the Penguin English library series designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith (link at the bottom). I bought this book at Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop in London over the Christmas 2012 holiday. Erin, Kristin, and I went in to get away from the rain a...
I keep trying to get people to tell me which is Dickens' best, so I won't have to read all the others. But no one helps much. Some group on the Internet said it was Bleak House, but I think that is the least favorite of the five I've read in the past year. Based on the five books I've read so far, i...
The Old Curiosity Shop (Weekly serial in Master Humphrey's Clock, 25 April 1840, to 6 February 1841). Printed as a separate book in 1841.Favourite couple: Richard/the Marchioness Story is more 3 star one but the Marchioness gives this story one extra star. Miss Sally and her brother were amazingly w...
"...and so do things pass away, like a tale that is told." When I started this novel I got all excited, thinking it might be even better than Great Expectations, my favorite Dickens novel to date. What always happens to me with Charles Dickens, though, is that my interest starts to fade about 2/3 of...
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