Signs for the Times

Signs for the Times
Author: Chris Brooks
Publisher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-07-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1317247779


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First published in 1984. Signs for the Times explores imaginative and creative relationships between three major areas of mid-Victorian arts: literature, painting and architecture. Through the detailed critical analysis of particular novels, prose writings, paintings and buildings, Chris Brooks establishes a fusion of realistic and symbolic values that he sees as central to the Victorian creative imagination. He argues that the creative achievement of the mid-nineteenth century needs to be seen far more as a whole than it has previously, and that fundamental imaginative terms are common to art and architecture, to major theoretical writers such as Carlyle, Ruskin and Rugin as well as to the central literary figure of Dickens. All those interested in literature, art, or architecture will welcome this interpretation of symbolic realism within the mid-Victorian world.

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher:
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1872
Genre:
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The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 703
Release: 2015-08-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1497620147


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Charles Dickens’s sentimental classic about little Nell and her grandfather—a tale that has moved readers for generations. Little Nell Trent, as beautiful as she is virtuous, lives with her grandfather in his curiosity shop. The only ambition of Nell’s loving caretaker is to provide the young girl with a better life. But after attempting to gamble his way out of poverty, the old man finds himself indebted to the wicked and deformed moneylender Daniel Quilp. Thrust into a life of begging on the street, Nell and her grandfather are pursued by villains at every turn—but they never lose the compassion and generosity in their hearts. With a diverse cast of characters that ranges from scoundrels and vagrants to the truly pure of heart, The Old Curiosity Shop shows Dickens at his best. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Arthur Nelson’s Old Curiosity Shop

Arthur Nelson’s Old Curiosity Shop
Author: Romi Deonanan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2020-08-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1728356423


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Arthur’s great grandfather opened an old antique shop and passed it down from generation to generation. For Arthur’s seventieth birthday, his children surprise him by transforming his ancestors’ shop into a museum. They also get in touch with long lost relatives Arthur hasn’t seen in years. They gather together and share the stories of what their grandparents lived through. They recount events like the fire in Newcastle, the creation of the Jesmond Dene public park, and the unhealthy sewage waste near Sunderland. Author Romi Deonanan pulls some of her characters’ tales from reality, especially the stories of ghosts and angels. Arthur Nelson’s Little Old Curiosity Shop is a heartwarming example of family values working in unity regardless of the poverty, heartache, and pain that lingers in the past. With love and care, these relations congregate to prepare a better future for the generations to come.