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The Resource The old curiosity shop, edited with an introduction and notes by Norman Page ; with original illustrations by George Cattermole ... [et al.]

The old curiosity shop, edited with an introduction and notes by Norman Page ; with original illustrations by George Cattermole ... [et al.]

Label
The old curiosity shop
Title
The old curiosity shop
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction and notes by Norman Page ; with original illustrations by George Cattermole ... [et al.]
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For the character of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, Dickens drew on a tragedy in his own life, the death at the age of seventeen of his sister-in-law Mary Hogarth. Five years later he wrote, 'the desire to be buried next her is as strong upon me now ... and I know (for I don't think there ever was love like that I bear her) that it will never diminish.'" "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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
After Little Nell's grandfather loses his money gambling, and they roam the country as beggars, even more tragedy ensues
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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024195
Cataloging source
DLC
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Page, Norman
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Grandfathers
  • Gamblers
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Girls
  • Antique dealers
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The old curiosity shop, edited with an introduction and notes by Norman Page ; with original illustrations by George Cattermole ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix-xxx)
Control code
000023189812
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 575 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140437423
Lccn
2001271862
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)48398990
Label
The old curiosity shop, edited with an introduction and notes by Norman Page ; with original illustrations by George Cattermole ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix-xxx)
Control code
000023189812
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 575 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140437423
Lccn
2001271862
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)48398990

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