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Read & download È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ous was an immediate popular success Little Nell uickly 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. Such is the difference between yesterday and today We are all going to the play or coming home from it Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity ShopI have a strange history with The Old Curiosity Shop I bought it in 2009 Started reading it in 2012 Lost it in a move Found it in 2014 Misplaced it while shelving books Found it again in 2019 And now finally finished it So my annual December Dickensthon took place this autumn And that s OK honestly this feels very much like an autumnal bookSome random thoughts before I review The Old Curiosity Shop This is a very difficult book to review The subplots of The Old Curiosity Shop are far interesting than the main plot Dickens is far better at writing young male leads than young female leads Nell s Grandfather doesn t love her he uses her Nell s Grandfather is an asshole Richard Swiveller shows remarkable powers of redemption I loved Dick Swiveller Kit would make a wonderful lead character I d love to visit the world Kit inhabits fullySo my dear Dickens you threw a curve ball at me this time The Old Curiosity Shop is perhaps too Dickensian am I making senseSweet innocent pure of heart a child victimized by a cruel injustice or heart breaking misfortune only in this case it was both and if that s not enough this is visited upon two different youths one suffering injustice the other misfortune Dickens X2 but is not always better And yet with all this tragedy taking place in both Nell and Kit s world Dickens is able to set everything right Well almost everythingIt s a familiar world all the Dickens trademarks are all here the villains the broad caricatures the amusing names the kindly poor the powerful benefactors and bits of humor scattered here or thereAnd yet it s a different Dickens a young Dickens The old curiosity shop is the business establishment of Grandfather Trent he lives there with his adored and angelic granddaughter Nell For want of a better name Trent is a real asshole It was Old Trent s poor judgement that allowed uilp to enter the Trent s world It is his addictions that lead to his family s misfortunes In the employ of Mr Trent is young Kit the honest and dutiful son of a widowed mother Kit is the hero of the piece and one of most interesting characters in the whole piece Another surprise is the character of young Mr Richard Swiveller he was thought to be uite a good for nothing and a cad but he turns out to be a shining knight He is the other hero of our tale Dickens is a master of writing tales of redemption and Dick is one of the best examples of Dickens mastery in this area Into this mix are thrown the evil Sally Brass one of the best villains Dickens has ever written Mrs Jarley a kindly woman who shelters Nell and her grandfather from the evils of their world the Schoolmaster who is kind hearted but his arrival is a little too convenient And let s not forget Marchioness Sally s long suffering servant who turns the tables on the Brass familyAnd there is Daniel uilp an evil dwarf who makes everyone s lives miserable And yet as evil as uilp is I hold firm that the true villain of the piece is Grandfather TrentAnd how is the bookDickens is an extraordinary novelist of that there can be no doubt And yet despite his unuestioned status among English writers it could be argued he still doesn t get the credit he deserves Many today view his write too melodramatic I know his characters can be two dimensional but most are well rounded and complex Yes his story lines can meander but the way he controls his plots is amazing His writing helped to elevate the novel to new heights And lastly the social reforms that benefited the working classes in Victorian England would never have happened without the voice of Charles Dickens Dickens does all this and within the pages of The Old Curiosity Shop Lastly I have to admit I was not entirely satisfied with Dickens ending Maybe it s because I knew the ending in advance Little Nell s fate didn t concern me in the end I wanted to know what became of my friends Kit and Dick Nell and grandfather had grown superfluous to me But The Old Curiosity Shop was riveting and Dickens offered so many unpredictable surprises One thing I took the ending much better than Oscar Wilde did It turns out for all his criticism Wilde never read the tale of Little Nell

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Read & download È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Her fateDickens 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 wor. One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughingOscar WildeIn this the 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 uilp a grotesue hunchbacked dwarf usurer once gramps runs up a huge debt to uilp after becoming addicted to gambling uilp has his evil eye on Nell as Mrs uilp 2 and tells her soI think it s so well known that it s no longer a spoiler to point out that this is the only Dickens novel in which the protagonist dies It was a good story but I found Nell a mawkish character and the last tenth of the novel saccharine Of the eight Dickens novels I ve finished this Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Nicholas Nickleby David Copperfield The Pickwick Papers Bleak House and Oliver Twist this is the only one I ve not thought worthy of four or five stars I recently started and put on hold Barnaby Rudge and I intend to read Dombey and Son which some have said is most underratedThe PithPrimarily Victorian sentimental pudding for Dickens Sweet Tooths 13th Century Russian Princes ve finished this Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Nicholas Nickleby David Copperfield The Pickwick Papers Bleak House and Oliver Twist this is the only one I The Hound of Ulster ve not thought worthy of four or five stars I recently started and put on hold Barnaby Rudge and I intend to read Dombey and Son which some have said is most underratedThe PithPrimarily Victorian sentimental pudding for Dickens Sweet Tooths

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Read & download È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The Old Curiosity Shop 1840 41 with its combination of the sentimental the grotesue and the socially concerned and its story of pursuit and courage which sets the downtrodden and the plucky against the malevolent and the villain. 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 nacks that people will not buy Old furniture weird toys ugly statues anything that the public would hate they have The very impoverished gentleman has a secret vice that keeps the two very poor The grandfather every night leaves the 13 year old girl alone in the gloomy creepy house with only a little candle to shine her surroundings He goes into the darkness and comes back in the early light tired discouraged and silent about his doings In the neighborhood lives a dwarf Daniel uilp so evil that the wealthy man loves nothing better than to cause everyone around him trouble He laughs so hard at their misery that uilp all call him just this name rolls in the ground with uncontrollable mirth He married a very attractive woman Betsy at the urging of her mother and she lives the wife to regret it both do all three in fact the mother in law stays with the couple The power of this small intelligent man to terrorize his family his big head repulsive face filthy mouth crooked legs violent ways he enjoys greatly The always scheming dwarf lends money to Nell s grandfather but the old man soon loses it and barrows some Of course it is never paid back and uilp very uickly takes the grandfather s house uite legally and sells all the merchandise inside anything for a few pounds usually much less Little Nell and her grandfather must vacate too fleeing afraid of uilp who thinks they have money hidden from him Anything is better than to live in the unclean streets both dream of paradise the open country air rivers flowing by a beautiful blue sky trees climbing high above them flowers everywhere yes the two to survive from the tyranny of the dwarf and the city must leave Their long travels on dusty hot roads hungry thirsty tired and the rains come down no friends no money living in the open sleeping in the cold ground but the relatives are devoted to each other Meeting Punch and Judy artists a woman in a wagon with waxworks to display ill mannered canal workers that give them a lift to a city in their boat odd gypsies and friendly people also who assist the travelers But they can never remain the curious ask too many uestions and uilp is still after them Walking on a road at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution heading to a grimy city experiencing phenomenal growth constant noises from the machines nearby smoke coming out polluting the area darkness in the daytime workers in their soiled clothes living in shacks the children playing in the filth Another world is developing the puzzled Nell sees it doesn t look like England any But the fugitives must keep on going until they find Utopia


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