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characters The Old Curiosity Shop 107 Charles Dickens Þ 7 Free download One of Dickens's most haunting and bizarre novels The Old Curiosity Shop is the story of Little Nell and her persecution by the grotesue and lecherous uilp It is a shifting kaleidoscope of events and characters as the. 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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The Old Curiosity Shop

characters The Old Curiosity Shop 107 Charles Dickens Þ 7 Free download Textual echoes of Bunyan the Romantic poets Shakespeare pantomine and Jacobean tragedy This edition uses the Clarendon text the definitiveedition of the novels of Charles Dickens and includes the original illustratio. Charles Dickens likes to beat the shit out of his main characters It s like a form of domestic abuseHas 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 say that she gets to finish out her miserable life in a better place than where she started but view spoilerthen she immediately dies hide spoiler

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characters The Old Curiosity Shop 107 Charles Dickens Þ 7 Free download Story reaches its tragic climax an ending that famously devastatedthe novel's earliest readers Dickens blends naturalistic and allegorical styles to encompass both the actual blight of Victorian industrialization and. AN EUILIBRIUM 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 bastard and the two of them bog this novel down the reader groans aloud when they hove into view There are some completely unreadable pages in this novel UILPWhereas uilp is a genius of malevolence Now said uilp passing into the wooden counting house you mind the wharf Stand upon your head agin and I ll cut one of your feet off He should have had a Marvel comic of his ownANOTHER PROBLEMDickens makes his work and that of his readers a whole lot harder than it should be by refusing to give some characters proper names so they are referred to clumsily throughout the whole 567 pages as the grandfather the schoolmaster the young scholar the bachelor the old gentleman sometimes he has conversations between these nameless creatures I have no idea why he was a dab hand at inventing great names like Dick Swiveller or Sally Brass in these very pages DICKENSBEATLESYes these days you get some people saying they think both are way overrated and should be consigned to the bin and are Not Geniuses But that s just trash talk Maybe if you ve only heard Yellow Submarine and Octopuses Garden and only read Martin Chuzzlewit and Hard Times you will think this way But that would be to willfully refuse to notice the bigger picture the vast oceanic picture I m working on a precise album by book DickensBeatles euivalence table but tentatively I think The Old Curiosity Shop Beatles for Sale an album which contains a handful of very poor efforts whoever wanted to hear I Don t Want to Spoil the Party than onceSTILL FUNNYYes Dickens is still funny Here s my favourite bit Two showmen are discussing freak show giants What becomes of old giants They re usually kept in carawans to wait upon the dwarfs said Mr Vuffin The maintaining of em must come expensive when they can t be shown eh remarked Short eyeing him doubtfully It s better that than letting em go upon the parish or about the streets said Mr Vuffin Once make a giant common and giants will never draw again Look at wooden legs If there was only one man with a wooden leg what a property he d be So he would observed the landlord and Short both together That s very true Instead of which pursued Mr Vuffin if you was to advertise Shakspeare played entirely by wooden legs it s my belief you wouldn t draw a sixpence I don t suppose you would said Short And the landlord said so too This shows you see said Mr Vuffin waving his pipe with an argumentative air this shows the policy of keeping the used up giants still in the carawans where they get food and lodging for nothing all their lives and in general very glad they are to stop there There was one giant a black un as left his carawan some year ago and took to carrying coach bills about London making himself as cheap as crossing sweepers He died I make no insinuation against anybody in particular said Mr Vuffin looking solemnly round but he was ruining the trade and he died FROM THE RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIMEthe same guy who wrote that come up with this mawkish shite When Death strikes down the innocent and young for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free a hundred virtues rise in shapes of mercy charity and love to walk the world and bless it Of every tear that sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves some good is born some gentler nature comes In the Destroyer s steps there spring up bright creations that defy his power and his dark path becomes a way of light to HeavenOf course that s from the intolerable section concerning the Death of Little Nell no spoiler there it s the most famous death in all Victorian literature In passing I just noticed the resemblance of these sentiments to I Believe a big hit for Frankie Laine in the 50s I believe for every drop of rain that falls a flower grows etc etc GRAMMARThe modern reader of Victorian novels has to get acclimatized uickly to some seriously encumbered grammatical construction I think this must put a lot of people off The density of the prose makes it difficult to speed read For instance Without inuiring whether Salamanders were of necessity good confidential agents or whether a fire proof man was as a matter of course trustworthy Frederick Trent threw himself into a chair and burying his head in his hands endeavoured to fathom the motives which had led uilp to insinuate himself into Richard Swiveller s confidence for that the disclosure was of his seeking and had not been spontaneously revealed by Dick was sufficiently plain from uilp s seeking his company and enticing him away Or But knowing the scheme they had planned why should he offer to assist it This was a uestion difficult of solution but as knaves generally overreach themselves by imputing their own designs to others the idea immediately presented itself that some circumstances of irritation between uilp and the old man arising out of their secret transactions and not unconnected perhaps with his sudden disappearance now rendered the former desirous of revenging himself upon him by seeking to entrap the sole object of his love and anxiety into a connexion of which he knew he had a dread and hatredA PROBLEMATIC NOVELIs it worth it I think you probably leave this one till you ve read the best five and have either become a Dickens fan or not and even if you are a fan you ll probably find yourself getting round to it almost last as I did And I m glad I did but you might want your money back Four stars well 35 rounded up really SCENES WE D LIKE TO SEEGrandfather Are we there yet Little NellLittle Nell Only another 12 miles of rough symbolic terrain to plod through grandfatherGrandfather misses his footing and plunges down a disused mine shaftGrandfather Aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Smash kerrangLittle Nell Thank you God I m finally free Now I can assume my real identity of Nell Eee Conueror of Worlds Shagger of Galaxies