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    The Old Curiosity Shop (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Dickens, Introduction and notes by Peter Preston, Illustrated by (Phiz) Hablot K. Browne, Illustrated by George Cruickshank, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionThe Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41), with its combination of the sentimental, the grotesque and the socially concerned, and its story of pursuit and courage, which sets the downtrodden and the plucky against the malevolent and the villainous, was an immediate popular success. Little Nell quickly became one of Dickens' most celebrated characters, who so captured the imagination of his readers that while the novel was being serialised, many of them wrote to him about her fate. Dickens was conscious of the 'many friends' the novel had won for him, and 'the many hearts it turned to me when they were full of private sorrow', and it remains one of the most familiar and well-loved of his works.


 

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    Title
    The Old Curiosity Shop
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens, Introduction and notes by Peter Preston, Illustrated by (Phiz) Hablot K. Browne, Illustrated by George Cruickshank, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 375 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853262449
    ISBN 10: 1853262447
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC20: 823.8
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    Back cover copy
    The Old Curiosity Shop is a story of the road, a genre at which Dickens excelled. Little Nell and her grandfather, pursued relentlessly through England by the evil and loathsome dwarf Quilp, meet a fascinating variety of vividly portrayed characters, including Mrs. Jarley, and Codlin and Short, the Punch and Judy men.