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The old curiosity shop

Author: Charles Dickens; William Sharp; John T Winterich; Joseph Blumenthal; Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.),
Publisher: New York : The Heritage Press, ©1941.
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The 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Didactic fiction
Lithographs
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; William Sharp; John T Winterich; Joseph Blumenthal; Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.),
OCLC Number: 1267548
Notes: Half title.
Illustrated t.p.
"How this book came to be" by John T. Winterich.
Book design and typography by Joseph Blumenthal--(cf. Heritage Club Sandglass number III:16).
Bound in grey linen with red stamped designs, title on spine in gilt oval. Issued in slipcase.
Description: [16], 11-552 pages, [16 leaves of color plates] : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by William Sharp.

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The 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.

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