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Free PDF, epub, site ebook. By Charles Dickens. The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Nell Trent, a beautiful and virtuous young girl of 'not quite. A Note About The Author. 4. A Note About The Story. 5. The People In The Story. 7. 1 The Old Curiosity Shop. 8. 2 Unwanted Visitors. 3 Fred and Richard. The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel written by the English writer Charles Dickens, remembered as the great novelist of Victorian era for his notable writings such.

After believing Kit has revealed his secret addiction he falls ill and is mentally unstable afterwards. Nell then protects him as he had done for her. Although he knows Nell is dead he refuses to acknowledge it and does not recognise his brother whom he had protected in their childhood.

He dies soon after Nell, and is buried beside her. Christopher 'Kit' Nubbles, Nell's friend and servant. He watches out for Nell when she is left in the shop alone at night although she doesn't know he's there and will 'never come home to his bed until he thinks she's safe in hers'. After Quilp takes over the shop, he offers him a place in his house. His mother is concerned about his attachment to Nell, and at one point jokes, 'some people would say that you'd fallen in love with her', at which Kit becomes very bashful and tries to change the subject.

He is later given a position at the Garlands' house, and becomes an important member of their household. His dedication to his family earns him the respect of many characters, and the resentment of Quilp. He is framed for robbery, but is later released and joins the party traveling to recover Nell. Quilp by 'Kyd' Daniel Quilp , the novel's primary villain. He mistreats his wife, Betsy, and manipulates others to his own ends through a false charm he has developed over the years.

He lends money to Nell's grandfather and takes possession of the curiosity shop during the old man's illness which he had caused by revealing his knowledge of the old man's bad gambling habit. He uses sarcasm to belittle those he wishes to control, most notably his wife, and takes a sadistic delight in the suffering of others. He eavesdrops so as to know all of 'the old man's' most private thoughts, and teases him, saying 'you have no secrets from me now'.

He also drives a wedge between Kit and the old man and as a result between Kit and Nell by pretending it was Kit who told him about the gambling. Richard 'Dick' Swiveller, in turn, Frederick Trent's manipulated friend; Sampson Brass's clerk; and the Marchioness' guardian and eventual husband.

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He delights in quoting and adapting literature to describe his experiences. He is very laid-back and doesn't seem to worry about anything, despite the fact that he owes money to just about everybody. Following Fred's departure from the story, he becomes more independent and eventually is seen as a strong force for good, securing Kit's release from prison and the Marchioness' future.

His transformation from an idle and vacant youth to a key helpmate bridges the depiction of the main characters that are either mostly villainous or goodly in nature.

The single gentleman, who is never named, is the estranged younger brother of Nell's grandfather. He leads the search for the travelers after taking lodging in Sampson Brass's rooms and befriending Dick, Kit and the Garlands.

Other characters[ edit ] Mrs.

Betsy Quilp, Quilp's mistreated wife. She is mortally afraid of her husband, but appears to love him in spite of everything, as she was genuinely worried when he disappeared for a long period.

Sampson Brass , an attorney what would now be called a solicitor of the Court of the King's Bench. A grovelling, obsequious man, he is an employee of Mr. Quilp, at whose urging he frames Kit for robbery. Miss Sarah 'Sally' Brass, Mr.

Brass's obnoxious sister and clerk. She is the real authority in the Brass firm.

She is occasionally referred to as a "dragon", and she mistreats the Marchioness. Quilp makes amorous advances towards her, but is rebuffed. Jarley, proprietor of a travelling waxworks show, who takes in Nell and her grandfather out of kindness. However, she only appears briefly. Frederick Trent, Nell's worthless older brother, who is convinced that his grandfather is secretly wealthy when in actuality he was the primary cause of the old man's poverty, according to the single gentleman.

Initially a major character in the novel and highly influential over Richard Swiveller, he is dropped from the narrative after chapter Briefly mentioned as travelling to Great Britain and the wider world following his disappearance from the story, before being found injured and drowned in the River Seine after the story's conclusion. The character was named after the novelist's younger brother, Frederick Dickens. Garland, a kind-hearted man, father of Abel Garland and employer of Kit.

The small servant, Miss Brass's maidservant. Dick Swiveller befriends her and, finding that she does not know her age or name Sally Brass simply refers to her as "Little Devil" or parents, nicknames her The Marchioness and later gives her the name Sophronia Sphynx. In the original manuscript it is made explicit that the Marchioness is in fact the illegitimate daughter of Miss Brass, possibly by Quilp, but only a suggestion of this survived in the published edition.

Isaac List and Joe Jowl, professional gamblers. They are fellow guests at the public house where Nell and her grandfather, unable to get home, pass a stormy night.

Nell's grandfather is unable to resist gambling with them, and fleeces Nell of what little money she has to this end. That same night, he also robs her of even more money.

Chuckster, the dogsbody of the notary Mr. Witherden, who employs Mr. Abel Garland. He takes a strong dislike to Kit after Mr. Garland overpays Kit for a job and Kit returns to work off the difference; he shows his dislike at every opportunity, calling Kit 'Snobby'. Marton, a poor schoolmaster. He befriends Nell and later inadvertently meets her and her grandfather on the roads.

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An almost Or. downloadd ca. SHT , formerly [Fig. It had also been partially damaged Mainz —, , , , Manuscript I is folio of the Book of Hoernle H. Huntington , ill. Huntington F. Folio of the Khotanese Book of Zambasta, written in South Turkestan Brahmi script v, probably dating from the 8th century. One is unfortunately now missing. Acquired by Petrovskii before when he left Central Asia. BL Hoernle collection: Part of a consignment of manuscript leaves sent to Rudolf Hoernle for decipherment in May Since two documents India Office, 25 May They , pp.

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Some of these references must surely Fig. Ryukoku University Library, Kyoto: Tachibana was in Central Asia between and Galambos Saiikibunkashiryo no. Note the same four letters repeated in Or. These are not languages at the British Library London. She unlike some of the forgeries, also apparently is particularly interested in the history of the from Domoko, which Stein downloadd from Central Asian collections and Silk Road Studies.

Stein papers. Register of Oriental M. Ursula Sims-Williams is particularly grateful British Museum. Report of Donations, Standing Committee reports help with identifications, also to Prods Oktor microfilm for Jan June Roll DH Joan Bulman. London and Glasgow: Blackie and son, He is preparing a volume containing C. Catalogue of Wall-Paintings from for work on a book about the Silk Road.

Delhi, ; reprint Fred H. Ellsworth Huntington. The Pulse of Asia: Manager of Publications, Boston and New York: Houghton, Dutreuil de Rhins Mifflin and Co. Dutreuil de Rhins. Mission scientifique dans la Haute Asie Ernest Leroux, Konow Sten Konow. Julia Elikhina.

Leumann Ernst Leumann. Zur nordarischen Sprache und Literatur. Karl J. Emmerick Ronald E. The Book of Zambasta: A Leumann Khotanese Poem on Buddhism. OUP, Manu Leumann. Ronald E. Gignoux and Albert von le Coq. Von Land und Leuten in A. Imprimerie orientaliste, Berichte und Abenteuer der 4. Deutschen Turfanexpedition.

Emmerick and Margarita I. The St. Petersburg Collections. New Delhi: Reiyukai, Fleming ]. Peter Fleming. News from Tartary: Jonathan Cape, Carl Gustav Mannerheim. Across Asia from West to Francke East in Osterhout, Netherlands:Ambolt celebrated Christmas and the covery of antiquities in the s and enable New Year with Moldovack in , noting us to specify the provenance of at least some that his host had been in Khotan some 30 objects Skrine acquired.

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He is framed for robbery, but is later released and joins the party traveling to recover Nell. Quilp makes amorous advances towards her, but is rebuffed. Clarendon 65th Birthday, ed. Amphora obtained by Skrine in Yotkan. T5 A pp. These are not languages at the British Library London.

He befriends Nell and later inadvertently meets her and her grandfather on the roads. Garland overpays Kit for a job and Kit returns to work off the difference; he shows his dislike at every opportunity, calling Kit 'Snobby'.

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