Book Reviews of The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop
Author: Charles Dickens
ISBN-13: 9781853262449
ISBN-10: 1853262447
Publication Date: 1/1998
Pages: 608
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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It is a frequently and deliberately sentimental story of pursuit and courage in adversity, of malevolent and vile villains and the plucky and downtrodden characterswho oppose them and their evel actions.
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I love Dickens, but cannot recommend this one unless you really like evil dwarfs. With the exception of Nell, the characters are unlovable.
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Gee, I dunno. I just don't this was Dickens' best outing. A lot of the plot just feels kind of random, and like he just improvised as he went along. It starts out as a road book, but then about halfway through we switch course and never really regain that. Then at the end a few things are tied up with a bittersweet bow that seemed really forced, like a bad episode of Seinfeld.
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This is a great book, by a great author. A classic that anyone should be proud to own and to have read.
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Great characters--you will fall in love with Little Nell.
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Angelic little Nell...her innocence...