Discussion Questions: The Old Curiosity Shop

May 4, 2010 at 12:10 am Leave a comment

Hellooooooo, Challengers! This week we’re tackling The Old Curiosity Shop, the novel that had an entire nation on pins and needles waiting to hear the fate of Little Nell. Remember, our discussion post will be on Thursday, and all participants will be entered in next month’s drawing for a Penguin Clothbound Classic. Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Thursday:

So, what did you think about Little Nell? Did you find her sympathetic or just annoying? How do you think a Victorian audience would have felt about her?How do the themes and characters of The Old Curiosity Shop anticipate those of Dickens’ later works? (Think A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times and Great Expectations if you need some direction.)

Do you think the title is appropriate for this novel, considering the role of the actual curiosity shop? If not, what would a better title be?

I told you this novel was slow, didn’t I? Interesting, but definitely a literary workout. Good luck, Challengers!

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Classics, LT Classics Challenge. Tags: , , .

Weekly Geeks: Book Series The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Connect with LT

literarytransgressions (Gmail)

@LitTransgressor (Twitter)

LT RSS feed (Subscribe)

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 135 other followers

Categories

LT Archives

In accordance with FTC regulations…

...we must disclose that we are independent bloggers with no ties to authors, publishers, or advertisers. We are not given books or monetary compensation in return for favorable reviews or publicity.

Where we have received advance or complementary copies of books, it will be noted in the body of the entry, and will not affect our review or opinions in the slightest.


%d bloggers like this: