With an Introduction and Notes by Peter Preston, University of Nottingham. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) and George Cruickshank. The 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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I was able to tick this one off my bucket list! I have the original book printed in the 1800,s. Was well thumbed and dusty.
|A Dickens Chronology||p. vii|
|Further reading||p. xxix|
|A Note on the Text||p. xxxi|
|The Old Curiosity Shop||p. 1|
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Series: Wordsworth Classics
For Ages: 17 years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: September 1995
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Type: New edition