Curiosity as Didacticism in The Old Curiosity Shop

Winter, Sarah
September 2000
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall2000, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines Charles Dickens' novel 'The Old Curiosity Shop.' Efforts of Dickens to provide moral instruction to the poor; Analysis of Dickens' novel 'Our Mutual Friend'; Debates on the moral impacts of Dickens' fictions.


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