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The old curiosity shop : with the original illustrations

Author: Charles Dickens; Elizabeth M Brennan
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2008]
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Overview: A bestseller that gripped the nation when it was first published, The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel of sharp contrasts: of life and death, youth and age, desire and innocence, humour and villainy. For the character of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, Dickens drew on a tragedy in his own life, the death at the age of seventeen of his sister-in-law Mary Hogarth. Five  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Elizabeth M Brennan
ISBN: 0192829246 9780192829245 9780199538232 0199538239
OCLC Number: 37443397
Notes: "First published as an Oxford World's Classics paperback 1998"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxix, 619 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Note on the text --
Chronology of Charles Dickens --
Old Curiosity Shop: --
Dedication --
Preface to the 1841 edition --
Preface to the cheap edition (1848) --
Old Curiosity Shop --
Appendix A: Passages deleted from MS and proofs --
Appendix B: Dickens's number plans and memoranda --
Appendix C: Master Humphrey's Clock, 1840-1841 --
Appendix D: Preface to Master Humphrey's Clock, volume 1 --
Appendix E: Little Nell on stage, 1840-1841 --
Explanatory notes --
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Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction by Elizabeth M. Brennan.
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One of Dickens's most haunting and bizarre novels, The Old Curiosity Shop is the story of `Little Nell' and her persecution by the grotesque and lecherous Quilp. This edition uses the Clarendon text,  Read more...


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