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The Resource The old curiosity shop, by Charles Dickens ; illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole and others ; afterword by George Gissing

The old curiosity shop, by Charles Dickens ; illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole and others ; afterword by George Gissing

Label
The old curiosity shop
Title
The old curiosity shop
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Dickens ; illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole and others ; afterword by George Gissing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. Annotation. The story of 'Little Nell' gripped the nation when it first appeared. Described as a 'tragedy of sorrows', it tells of Nell uprooted from a secure and innocent childhood and cast into a world where evil takes many shapes, the most fascinating of which is the stunted, lecherous Quilp. He is Nell's tormenter and destroyer, and it is his demonic energy that dominates the book
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
024195
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1812-1870
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4566
LC item number
.A1 1988
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1815-1882
  • 1800-1868
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Browne, Hablot Knight
  • Cattermole, George
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The World's best reading
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandparent and child
  • Antique dealers
  • Grandfathers
  • Gamblers
  • England
  • Girls
Target audience
adult
Label
The old curiosity shop, by Charles Dickens ; illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole and others ; afterword by George Gissing
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Pamphlet about Charles Dickens (4 p.) inserted
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13985839
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
525 pages
Isbn
9780895772923
Lccn
87062830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (InCu)B57802F4101F41A6A5BCE74644F20835
  • (OCoLC)ocm18590163
  • (OCoLC)18590163
Label
The old curiosity shop, by Charles Dickens ; illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole and others ; afterword by George Gissing
Publication
Copyright
Note
Pamphlet about Charles Dickens (4 p.) inserted
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13985839
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
525 pages
Isbn
9780895772923
Lccn
87062830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (InCu)B57802F4101F41A6A5BCE74644F20835
  • (OCoLC)ocm18590163
  • (OCoLC)18590163

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