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The Old Curiosity Shop
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date July 1, 2001
Pages 575
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140437423
ISBN-10 0140437428
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $13.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The story of Little Nell and her "tragedy of sorrows," told in a blend of realism and fairy-tale

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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