The old curiosity shop
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New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1943.
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4 preliminary leaves, 560 pages frontispiece, 1 illustration, plates 23 cm.
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Frank Carlson Library  1 available
Fic Dickens, Charles

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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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Becker, M. L. (1943). The old curiosity shop . Dodd, Mead & Co..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and May Lamberton Becker. 1943. The Old Curiosity Shop. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and May Lamberton Becker. The Old Curiosity Shop New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1943.

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Dickens, Charles, and May Lamberton Becker. The Old Curiosity Shop Dodd, Mead & Co., 1943.

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