The old curiosity shop

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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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Charles Dickens's sentimental classic about little Nell and her grandfather—a tale that has moved readers for generations
Little Nell Trent, as beautiful as she is virtuous, lives with her grandfather in his curiosity shop. The only ambition of Nell's loving caretaker is to provide the young girl with a better life. But after attempting to gamble his way out of poverty, the old man finds himself indebted to the wicked and deformed moneylender Daniel Quilp. Thrust into a life of begging on the street, Nell and her grandfather are pursued by villains at every turn—but they never lose the compassion and generosity in their hearts.

With a diverse cast of characters that ranges from scoundrels and vagrants to the truly pure of heart, The Old Curiosity Shop shows Dickens at his best.
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subject_facet Antique dealers -- England -- Fiction
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Gamblers -- England -- Fiction
Girls -- England -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
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title_full Old curiosity shop [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens
The Old Curiosity Shop
The Old curiosity shop / by Charles Dickens ; with seventy-five illustrations by Cattermole and 'Phiz' and an introduction by the Earl of Wicklow
The old curiosity shop. Introduction by G. K. Chesterton
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Classic Literature
Fiction
Gamblers
Girls
Grandfathers
Literature
Social life and customs