The Old Curiosity Shop Penguin English Library

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The Old Curiosity Shop Penguin English Library

Giants, dwarfs, trickstershere is the dark side of Dickens at its most powerful and bizarre. 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 Qui Giants, dwarfs, trickstershere is the dark side of Dickens at its most powerful and bizarre. 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 Nells tormentor and destroyer, and it is his demonic energy that dominates the book. The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel of contrasts: youth and old age, beauty and deformity, freedom and restraint. Expansively comic, sentimentally tragic, it is sometimes fairytale, sometimes myth and often Victorian life at its most bleakhaunted by the figures that live in the shadows, some of the strongest of Dickenss many creations.


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Title The Old Curiosity Shop Penguin English Library
Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-13 9780140430752
ISBN-10 0140430752
Publisher PENGUIN CLASSICS
Language English
Edition NA
Height 176 mm
Width 110 mm
Thickness 29 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 0