Find your perfect holiday reading
The Old Curiosity Shop - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
zoom

The Old Curiosity Shop - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£6.99
Paperback 672 Pages / Published: 11/12/2008
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
`... holding her solitary way among a crowd of wild, grotesque companions; the only pure, fresh, youthful object in the throng.' `Little Nell' cares for her grandfather in the gloomy surroundings of his curiosity shop. Reduced to poverty the pair flee London, pursued by the grotesque and vindictive Quilp. In a bizarre and shifting kaleidoscope of events and characters the story reaches its tragic climax, an ending that famously devastated the novel's earliest readers. Dickens blends naturalistic and allegorical styles to encompass both the actual blight of Victorian industrialization and textual echoes of Bunyan, the Romantic poets, Shakespeare, pantomine and Jacobean tragedy. Contrasting youth and old age, beauty and deformity, innocence and cynicism, The Old Curiosity Shop is a compelling mixture of humour and brooding meance. This edition uses the Clarendon text, the definitive edition of the novels of Charles Dickens, and includes the original illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199538232
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 38 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Room with a View
Added to basket
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
Alone in Berlin
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Great Expectations
Added to basket
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dracula
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
To Kill A Mockingbird
Added to basket
The Leopard
Added to basket
Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
A Month in the Country
Added to basket
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

“Fiction's Great Monster”

This is considered the quintessential Dickens novel - comic grotesques, homely scenes and everything ending happily. Well, take a closer look because this is a savage nightmare fairy tale and not so easily... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 27

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.