PC Old Curiosity Shop

Dickens, Charles

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For the character of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, Dickens drew upon the tragedy in his own life. His characters are startlingly powerful, especially Quilp, the antithesis of Little Nell.

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‘His characters are marvellous, his insights wonderful … You don’t expect reality but you get something bigger and better’ Ruth Rendell

The Old Curiosity Shop was an instant bestseller that, even while it was criticized for its sentimentality, captured the hearts of the nation with its portrayal of little Nell Trent, who is thrown into a terrifying world when her beloved grandfather is unable to pay his debts to the loathsome Quilp. Alongside the pathos of the innocent, tragic Nell are some of Dickens’s greatest characters: the ne’er-do’well Dick Swiveller, the mannish lawyer Sally Brass, the half-starved ‘Marchioness’ and the lustful Quilp himself, a creation of demonic power and cruelty.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Norman Page

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Weight 415 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 26 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

575

Language

English

Edition

New ed

Dewey

823.8 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K