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. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000285221
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers TT00196867B
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001055148
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG019254506X
Buchbeschreibung Heritage Press, 1941. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. In original tissue jacket with light edgewear. In a near fine slipcase. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 060638
Buchbeschreibung OUP., 1991. Buchzustand: Good. Hard Cover. Book- VG. Dj- Good, spine sunned. 7.5x5. 555pp. Frontis & 74 b/w illus by Cattermole & 'Phiz'. Private library plate. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1869677
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97801925450604.0
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good - Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good - Fine. Cattermole & 'Phiz' (illustrator). Reprint. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. A modern reprint of the Dickens classic. Contains the original illustrations. Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005790
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Illustrated by Catermole and "phiz" (illustrator). First Edition. New looking book but for damp puckering to lower edge of last hundred pages. ; Oxford Illustrated Dickens; 7.57 X 4.80 X 1.58 inches; 555 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34550
Buchbeschreibung Frederic Warne and Co. London n.d. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Thus. Good + / No dj. Yellow ochre cloth covered thin boards, with title and patterned design die-stamped in black; the title in black to spine to cover, and with designs stamped in blind to the rear cover. Very slight bumping and fraying to all corners. A depression to the rear of the lower spine, without damage to the cloth. End papers very browned, and light even browning throughout, and splits to the end papers, although the hinges remain sound. A very slim volume, printed on very fine 'India' type paper. Uncommon. Possibly the original owner's inscription dated 1884 on the title page. Size 193 x 133 mm. 223 pages. The ISBN provided in error by Abe is part of their recent 'updating'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers D1291