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The old curiosity shop

Author: Charles Dickens; Elizabeth M Brennan
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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 years later he wrote, 'the desire to be buried next her is as strong upon me now ... and I know (for I don't think there ever was love like that I bear her) that it will never diminish.'" "The sorrows of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Didactic fiction
Named Person: Charles Dickens
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Elizabeth M Brennan
ISBN: 0198124937 9780198124931
OCLC Number: 36498878
Description: ciii, 638 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: References and Abbreviations ; Introduction ; Descriptive List of Editions ; THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP ; Appendices: A Additional apparatus; B Dickens's number plans and memoranda; C Weekly and monthly parts of Master Humphrey's Clock; D Distribution of MS among compositors; E Preface to Master Humphrey's Clock, vol. I; F Preface to the Cheap (1848), Library (1858), and Charles Dickens (1867) Editions; G 'Master Humphrey from his Clock Side in the Chimney Corner'; H Variant issues of The Old Curiosity Shop; I The descriptive headlines added in 1867; J Finding list of illustrations; K Little Nell on stage
Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited by Elizabeth M. Brennan.
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The complete manuscript, many corrected proofs, and some working notes of "The Old Curiosity Shop" survive. This edition benefits from the revelation of material which Dickens had himself obscured or  Read more...


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The present volume in the Clarendon edition gives the impression of being a work of love for it must have cost untold hours to reach this minutely annotated edition ... Elizabeth Brennan's extensive Read more...

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