Old Granny Mac’s Curiosity Shop
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The Old Curiosity Shop
The trick to enjoying this remarkable work is to view it not as a syrupy period piece or a realistic novel but as a fairy tale for adults, filled with unsettling elements, startling, inexplicable symbols, and dark meanings just below the surface. Like all tales of enchantment, it transforms unspeakable and primal anxieties and taboos—such as incest, freaks, sadism, separation anxiety, and death—into something manageable and strangely compelling. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content.
The publication of Oliver Twist begins. Publication of Nicholas Nickleby begins. Charles and Catherine tour Scotland.
Their son, Walter , is born. Late in or early in the next year Dickens begins work on Martin Chuzzlewit.
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A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items.
A year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself. Added by Molly McBride Jacobson. Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail. Added by Gerard Nolan.
A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.