The Old Curiosity Shop

With the Original Illustrations
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 (Paperback - 1998)
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The Old Curiosity Shop

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Little Nell and her grandfather are left destitute when the evil Quilp seizes their Old Curiosity Shop in payment for their overdue debt.

Oxford University Press
One of Dickens's most haunting and bizarre novels, The Old Curiosity Shop is the story of "Little Nell" and her persecution by the grotesque and lecherous Quilp. It is a shifting kaleidoscope of events and characters as the story reaches its tragic climax, an ending that famously devastated the novel's earliest readers. Dickens blends naturalistic and allegorical styles to encompass both the actual blight of Victorian industrialization and textual echoes of Bunyan, the Romantic poets, Shakespeare, pantomine, and Jacobean tragedy. This edition uses the Clarendon text, the definitive edition of the novels of Charles Dickens, and includes the original illustrations.

Authors: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Statement of Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction by Elizabeth M. Brennan
Title: The old curiosity shop
with the original illustrations
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998, 2008
Characteristics: xxxix, 619 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [617]-619)
Subject Headings: Grandparent and child Fiction Antique dealers Fiction Girls Fiction Loss (Psychology) Fiction Grandfathers Fiction Gamblers Fiction England Fiction Gambling England History 19th century Fiction Grandparent and child England History 19th century Fiction England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Didactic fiction
Topical Term: Grandparent and child
Antique dealers
Loss (Psychology)
Grandparent and child
Additional Contributors: Brennan, Elizabeth M.
LCCN: 97030895
ISBN: 0192829246
Branch Call Number: FIC D
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