Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 'I really think I have done it ingeniously and with a very complicated interweaving of truth and fiction.' So wrote Dickens of David Copperfield (1850), the novel he called his 'favourite child'. Through his hero Dickens draws openly on his own life, as David Copperfield recalls his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth and Uriah Heep are among the characters who focus the hero's sexual and emotional drives, and Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens's own father, evokes the mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt that, put together, make this Dickens's most quoted and best-loved novel.
Rezension: The sound of Little Nell clattering hurriedly over cobblestones immediately sets the stage by bringing to mind the narrow and dangerous streets of Victorian London. No fewer than 20 performers are called upon to conjure up the Dickensian world of wanderers, ne'er-do-wells, con artists, and kind Samaritans--and each performance is excellent. Tom Courtenay plays the sadistic Quilp, "the ugliest dwarf that could be seen anywhere for a penny" with magnificent sarcastic glee, and Teresa Gallagher's silvery, childlike voice is ideally suited for the role of the angelic Little Nell.
Nell is on her way home to the dusty shop where she and her grandfather live a rather mysterious life. The old man disappears every night--visiting gambling dens with the naive hope of winning a fortune. Instead he sinks deeper and deeper into debt. Enter Daniel Quilp, moneylender, who becomes furious upon learning that the grandfather is a pauper and will never be able to repay his tremendous debt. Quilp seizes the curiosity shop and begins making lecherous overtures to Nell, so she and her grandfather steal away one morning to seek their fortunes elsewhere. But the demonic dwarf is never far behind.
Sound effects are employed judiciously and serve mainly as a springboard for the listener's imagination. The sound of a crying baby is enough to convey the image of crowded lodgings and genteel Victorian poverty, while raucous laughter and high-pitched squawks evoke the barely controlled chaos of an outdoor Punch and Judy show. The dramatization pares Dickens's weighty novel down to two and one-half hours, but does so skillfully, retaining Dickens's wit, marvelous dialogue, and delightful characterizations. (Running time: 155 minutes, 2 cassettes) --Elizabeth Laskey
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1951. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. In VERY GOOD condition, nice and clean overall, dispatched daily from the UK Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, showing only light signs of previous ownership. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002623709
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2640447001
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Good. Oxford Illustrated. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9327613
Buchbeschreibung Folio Society. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G019254506XI3N00
Buchbeschreibung Folio Society. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G019254506XI5N00
Buchbeschreibung Folio Society. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G019254506XI5N10
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Buchzustand: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOS-D-01f-00376
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1951. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Illustrated by Cattermole and 'Phiz'. Ex-library with usual stamps, marks and labels. Light foxing. No dust jacket. Wear/marking to cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001182579
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1987. Buchzustand: GOOD. Some wear on book from reading, some spine creases, wear on binding and pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2666230176
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2666334011