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The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens, Norman Page
The Old Curiosity Shop
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140437423 (0140437428)
ASIN: 140437428
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
3.0 The Old Curiosity Shop
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...
bethany's shelf
bethany's shelf rated it
4.0
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...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Old Curiosity Shop
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...
AnnaMatsuyama
AnnaMatsuyama rated it
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...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
4.0 The Old Curiosity Shop
"...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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