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The old curiosity shop / Charles Dickens ; with introduction byAndrew Lang ; with the original illustrations.

By: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Contributor(s): Lang, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Book-of-the-Month Club, c1998Description: xv, 732 p. : front, ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0965057496; 9780965057493.Subject(s): Girls -- Fiction | Gamblers -- Fiction | Grandfathers -- Fiction | Antique dealers -- Fiction | Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction | Antique dealers | Gamblers | Girls | Grandfathers | Loss (Psychology) | England -- Fiction | EnglandGenre/Form: Fiction.Summary: 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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Originally published in 1841.

"This edition has been printed from the classic Gadshill Edition of the works of Charles Dickens, incorporating a text carefully corrected by author in 1867-68."

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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