The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens Mil Nicholson
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Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PMBy Charles Dickens Mil Nicholson

The archetypal Victorian melodrama, as heartfelt and moving today as when it was first published, Charles Dickens s The Old Curiosity Shop is edited with notes and an introduction by Norman Page in Penguin Classics.Little Nell Trent lives in the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop with her ailing grandfather, for whom she cares with selfless devotion But when they are uThe archetypal Victorian melodrama, as heartfelt and moving today as when it was first published, Charles Dickens s The Old Curiosity Shop is edited with notes and an introduction by Norman Page in Penguin Classics.Little Nell Trent lives in the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop with her ailing grandfather, for whom she cares with selfless devotion But when they are unable to pay their debts to the stunted, lecherous and demonic money lender Daniel Quilp, the shop is seized and they are forced to flee, thrown into a shadowy world in which there seems to be no safe haven Dickens s portrayal of the innocent, tragic Nell made The Old Curiosity Shop an instant bestseller that captured the hearts of the nation, even as it was criticised for its sentimentality by figures such as Oscar Wilde Yet alongside the story s pathos are some of Dickens s greatest comic and grotesque creations the ne er do well Dick Swiveller, the mannish lawyer Sally Brass, the half starved Marchioness and the lustful, loathsome Quilp himself.This edition, based on the original text of 1841, contains an introduction by Norman Page discussing the various contrasting themes of the novel and its roots in Dickens s own personal tragedy, with prefaces to the 1841 and 1848 editions, a chronology, notes and original illustrations produced for the serial version.Charles Dickens is one of the best loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012 His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions.If you enjoyed The Old Curiosity Shop, you might like Dickens s Hard Times, also available in Penguin Classics.
  • Title: The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Author: Charles Dickens Mil Nicholson
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  • Page: 308
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Jean Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
The Old Curiosity Shop was the most popular of Dickens s novels during his lifetime Yet now there is perhaps no other novel by him which splits opinion so much How can that be The simple answer is that tastes change Just as with modern day fantasy stories the reader has to suspend their disbelief, accepting the basic premise of the magical or dystopian world described, with Dickens one has to go along with his unique view of the world Yes, he was writing about everyday characters and the highs a [...]
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Jason Koivu Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Charles Dickens likes to beat the shit out of his main characters It s like a form of domestic abuse Has he beaten the crap out of another character than poor little Nell from The Old Curiosity Shop Certainly Pip and Oliver get theirs But at least with them there s some sort of happy ending or comeuppance for the villains Like Little Dorrit without the uplifting ending, Nell is flat out beat down Time and again she is taken advantage of and there is no redemption, not in my eyes Sure, you could [...]
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Paul Bryant Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
AN EQUILIBRIUM OF DISGUST AND DELICIOUSNESSYou have rarely read a novel in which the bad stuff is so so so bad and the good stuff so good and the crunching wrenching sounds of the gear changes between the good bits and the bad bits can be heard from three streets away Little Nell and her grandfather will revolt modern readers the former is treated with a religious sanctimoniousness which would make a vicar throw up into the collection plate, and the latter is a gambling addict and depressive old [...]
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Henry Avila Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
In the slums of London, in the mid 1800 s, on a dirty, lonely, and obscure street, a crumbling house still stands, The Old Curiosity Shop Inside lives an old man never named , and his pretty, young granddaughter, Nell Trent, in the back of the building An older, lazy brother of Nell s, Frederick, is always coming to the house, trying to get some cash he already has wasted, too much , from the grandfather, he needs for his drinking The almost worthless merchandise the store, has, strange nick na [...]
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MJ Nicholls Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Not too sentimental Oscar Wilde was clearly in a bad mood Boasts the evillest dwarf outside German folklore, the irrepressible Qulip Cute kid view spoiler who dies hide spoiler and her put upon granddaddy view spoiler who dies hide spoiler in King Lear and Cordelia metaphor A crackerbox of eccentrics the morally unsure Dick Swiveller, the ruthless Brasses precursor of the legal vipers in Bleak House , the hero in waiting Kit A rodomontade of freaks and carnies, from Mrs Jarley s waxwork nobility [...]
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Perry Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Excess of Sentimentality One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing Oscar WildeIn this third Dickens novel 1841 , one can see Dickens stropping his sharp sabre of social satire with the tale of little Nell Trent almost 14 and her emotionally unstable grandfather going on the run across the dismal English countryside to escape the monstrously malevolent Daniel Quilp, a grotesque, hunchbacked dwarf usurer, once gramps runs up a huge debt to Quilp after becomin [...]
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Brad Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Another masterful confection of pathos and comic genius, this time featuring such characters as the slacker Dick Swiveler and the cruel Daniel Quilp.My generic comment about Charles Dickens First of all, although I am a partisan of Dickens writing and have read and relished most his works, I concede to three flaws in his oeuvre that are not insignificant First, while he seemed to develop an almost endless variety of male social types, his female characters are much less well developed Second, al [...]
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Barry Pierce Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Dickens, how dare you end the novel like that MY EMOTIONS YOU PIG DOG This was great, really great obviously, it s Dickens for goodness sake The story of Little Nell and her grandfather is tragic and beautiful, while Daniel Quilp is an incredibly dastardly Dickensian villain he s no Bill Sikes though Read this because it s Dickens and he s a fucking genius.
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Mona Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
3.5A Dickensian Alice in Wonderland Curiosity Shop vs AliceThis novel, serialized in 1840 and 1841, and published as a book in 1841, reminds me in some respects of Alice in Wonderland published in 1865 Maybe it s that they re both British Victorian novels Maybe it s the abundance of eccentric and even lunatic characters that seems to be the specialty of British novelists of the time Maybe it s the original and quite wonderfully demented illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne with s [...]
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Lisa Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
The book itself is okay a young girl and her grandfather flee London to escape an evil creditor but for me the real fun was reading a story that people got so excited about over 150 years ago According to , In 2007, many newspapers claimed the excitement at the release of the last volume of The Old Curiosity Shop was the only historical comparison that could be made to the excitement at the release of the last Harry Potter novel Dickens fans were reported to storm the piers of New York City, sho [...]
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Hannah Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
I m revising my rating because I just don t have good memories of this book I got a two volume set from around the 1880s, and decided to read through it I kinda liked Nell, but it was like slogging through mud for me to get into the story Well, I made it to the end of the first volume, and by then I d invested enough time to put it aside, so I gritted my teeth and ploughed into it I could hardly wait to finish the final chapter, because this villain is utterly bad and was totally creeping me out [...]
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Duntay Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
I am quite worried by this insipid looking woman on the coverSo far my favourite character is Whiskers the pony I m not sure if that bodes well.I confess I abandoned Little Nell In a drawer, in a BB in Tobermory I did however finish the book, after lugging it about since March I m afraid my initial reservations were confirmed Nell was insipid, and Whiskers the pony was ace Especially as it is reported that his final act was to kick his doctor in his last illness The doctor is never introduced, b [...]
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Manny Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears of laughter I don t have anything to add to Oscar Wilde s masterly summing up He nailed it Maybe some enterprising person would like to open a GR account for him, and just present his unedited opinions I m sure he d collect a lot of votes.
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Alex Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
The Old Curiosity Shop seems the perfect title for this novel, even thought the titular shop hardly features beyond the first few chapters It s a perfect curio, a ramshackle assortment of strange Dickensian characters and one never knows what one will find from one chapter to the next There s no overarching plot or purpose, and the novel revolves around a bunch of characters, namely Daniel Quilp, Richard Swiveller, Little Nell and Kit Nubbles for starters all vaguely loosely connected, but prett [...]
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Jeanette"Astute Crabbist" Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
d so do things pass away, like a tale that is told When I started this novel I got all excited, thinking it might be even better than Great Expectations, my favorite Dickens novel to date What always happens to me with Charles Dickens, though, is that my interest starts to fade about 2 3 of the way through the book He has many sub plots going all at once, and he abandons some of them for so long in order to focus on just one Often the one he favors is the one I m least interested in, so I have t [...]
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Ayu Palar Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
More than a century ago, people were waiting on the docks at New York to ask a question to passengers from England Is Nell dead So influential Old Curiosity Shop to those readers lives And how Little Nell has stolen many readers hearts I adore the novel so much and I do think that Little Nell s life is tragic, yet I didn t shed any tear when I closed the last page of the book There are other elements of the book that attract me , especially the rich description that successfully builds the grim [...]
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TheSkepticalReader Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
More so like a 2.5 star It s a bit stereotypical and I felt like Dickens never fully did Nell justice in the end And the dwarf being the obvious evil dude is also eye roll worthy.
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Sergio Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
There s Little Nell, an orphan, and her grandfather says, she shall be rich one of these days, and a fine lady They are devoted to one another, and as the story unfolds, we see that Nell is the most devoted The girl cares for the old man, and when they leave the shop she leads him on their journey The narrative is full of picturesque and amazing characters, vivid images of city life and nature, with the villains plotting cunningly and the honest people coming to rescue, but not always in time, u [...]
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Tristram Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
A Treacly TreatWritten between the spring of 1840 and the late autumn of 1841 for the weekly serial Master Humphrey s Clock , Dickens s The Old Curiosity Shop is utterly blemished by the constraints on a writer s imagination such a serial publication demands, for the novel is extremely ill composed, its plot comes out as threadbare and rather pointless, and some of the characters undergo rather improbable changes In fact, had this been the first Dickens novel I had ever laid eyes on, I would pro [...]
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Duffy Pratt Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Daniel Quilp stands short in stature, but has a large spirit A dwarf, he has endured the prejudice and the malign intentions of people who judge him solely on his appearance For example, one character Kit says of Quilp that he is uglier than anyone you might pay to see in a circus freak show Despite the relentless hostility towards him, Quilp, through his intelligence, his energy, and his large spirit, has managed to rise in the ranks of the business world But even his success does nothing to te [...]
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Mary Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
I read this for a book club, would not have read it on my own, and in fact I found it a lot engaging than I expected Not surprising that this was written to be serialized, and a lot of it is very formulaic I find that I am reminded of the little girl with a curl right in the middle of her forehead when she was good she was very very good, and when she was bad she was horrid The very very good here is Nell, who is so good that she is described as an angel, and apparently is too good to not be wi [...]
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Simona Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Sono tanti i mutamenti che avvengono in pochi anni, e tutto passa come la narrazione di una fiaba La bottega dell antiquario un negozio di chincaglierie e curiosit che funge solo da scenario al luogo della storia Siamo a Londra dove si muovono una serie di personaggi che sono tutti contraddistinti da una grande umanit Ci che sorprende maggiormente di questa vicenda sono i vari personaggi, tra cui spiccano il nonno e la nipote, Nell, che sono legati da un rapporto di a, fedelt e lealt reciproca E [...]
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Mikey B. Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Once I find Dickens to be a story teller of the first rank, full of zest and a love of life Almost everything is perfect, but on this qualification later The book is so engaging all the physical and psychological traits of the characters are so well rendered The images of streets, houses, and the countryside are superb In a biography of Dickens I read some time ago it was related that he was a massive walker wandering, sometimes daily, several miles through city streets and countryside checkin [...]
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Debbie Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
This is a wonderfully enjoyable book The classic Dickens formula is put to work good vs evil, hardship, the sad reality of real life, the journey, the secret, the bittersweet happy ending All this equation performed amongst a myriad of extremely colorful characters and scenes so pictographic in description and prose that the landscape seems to pop up out of the book and play out in animation before the eyes Dickens has such a way with his characters They are always to the extreme When they are g [...]
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Chris Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Reading this strengthened my opinion that Charles Dickens was a genius at creating memorable characters, but not so skilled at creating plots Who could ever forget the devilish dwarf Mr Quilp, the brother and sister lawyers Samson and Sarah Brass, and the kind hearted rogue Dick Swiveller The curious thing about the Old Curiosity Shop is that the namesake venue ceases to be location of the story very early on, and the so called main character Nell is not half as memorable as her supporting cast, [...]
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Milica Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Ta no je da je tu prodavnica I da je stara I da u njoj mo ete na i svakave retkosti Isto tako je ta no da iz nje sve kre e i da njena sudbina jasno prikazuje sudbinu glavnih likova Me utim, kako se vrlo lako uvidi nije poenta u tome da je prodavnica stara, ve da prodaje starine, retke starine, pa samim tim je primereniji naslov, bar po mojoj proceni, Prodavnica retkih starina Ne zvu i toliko pompezno kao pravi naslov, ali je ipak bli i istini Za ovu pri u i nije preterano, ako je uop te, bitno t [...]
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Moon Rose Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
In the beginning was the lonesome shop that creeped in the grimness of the dark like a long standing specter riveted on its haunted spot It stood isolated and unnoticed amid the light and bustle of the night as it appeared like a stump of some neglected tombstone in a forgotten cemetery left to its own blight In it were some of the old and curiosity things, of knickknacks, trinkets and stuff, of unwanted items left to rot in their own dust From which dark corner, two unlikely souls emerged in th [...]
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Brian Robbins Dec 08, 2019 - 13:20 PM
This was another CD version to make driving fun, and at 18 discs it promised hours and many miles of fun driving We even had to go on a short driving holiday just to finish it Anton Lesser reads Dickens extremely well, even if his elderly women thinking of his reading of Pickwick Papers here tend to become impersonations of Dame Edith Evans at her most theatrical In this production his Quilp was outstanding.I last read the book in 1987 and thoroughly enjoyed it Returning to it was an interesti [...]
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The Old Curiosity Shop By Charles Dickens Mil Nicholson The archetypal Victorian melodrama, as heartfelt and moving today as when it was first published, Charles Dickens s The Old Curiosity Shop is edited with notes and an introduction by Norman Page in Penguin Classics.Little Nell Trent lives in the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop with her ailing grandfather, for whom she cares with selfless devotion But when they are uThe archetypal Victorian melodrama, as heartfelt and moving today as when it was first published, Charles Dickens s The Old Curiosity Shop is edited with notes and an introduction by Norman Page in Penguin Classics.Little Nell Trent lives in the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop with her ailing grandfather, for whom she cares with selfless devotion But when they are unable to pay their debts to the stunted, lecherous and demonic money lender Daniel Quilp, the shop is seized and they are forced to flee, thrown into a shadowy world in which there seems to be no safe haven Dickens s portrayal of the innocent, tragic Nell made The Old Curiosity Shop an instant bestseller that captured the hearts of the nation, even as it was criticised for its sentimentality by figures such as Oscar Wilde Yet alongside the story s pathos are some of Dickens s greatest comic and grotesque creations the ne er do well Dick Swiveller, the mannish lawyer Sally Brass, the half starved Marchioness and the lustful, loathsome Quilp himself.This edition, based on the original text of 1841, contains an introduction by Norman Page discussing the various contrasting themes of the novel and its roots in Dickens s own personal tragedy, with prefaces to the 1841 and 1848 editions, a chronology, notes and original illustrations produced for the serial version.Charles Dickens is one of the best loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012 His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions.If you enjoyed The Old Curiosity Shop, you might like Dickens s Hard Times, also available in Penguin Classics.

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