The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop

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by Charles Dickens
     
 

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First published as a weekly serial in 1841, "The Old Curiosity Shop" is a novel that details the life of a young orphaned girl named Nell Trent. She lives with her loving grandfather in his London curiosity shop, until a gamble for wealth forces them to leave for the English countryside, penniless. After their departure, they are sought by both friends who wish to…  See more details below

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First published as a weekly serial in 1841, "The Old Curiosity Shop" is a novel that details the life of a young orphaned girl named Nell Trent. She lives with her loving grandfather in his London curiosity shop, until a gamble for wealth forces them to leave for the English countryside, penniless. After their departure, they are sought by both friends who wish to help them and cruel men with harmful designs. The pair of beggars ultimately experience the extremes of human loyalty and villainy in their state of abject poverty. Although one of his lesser known works, Dickens artfully displays a cast of diverse characters in a tale that captivates readers to its tragic conclusion.

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ISBN-13:
2940012323347
Publisher:
qasim idrees
Publication date:
04/02/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
482 KB

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The Old Curiosity Shop 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think quirky carnival. It's one of his earlier works but there are many moments of sophisticated brilliance: Quilp, the most supernatural of villians, a real psychopath; Samson and Sally Brass, the sleaziest lawyer/paralegal; Dick Swiveler (I'm not kidding), the original antihero you will learn to love, are all terrific. It's a little slow at times, but the good stuff makes it all worthwhile. It's got dancing dogs, wax museums, compulsive gambling, victorian gadgets, and best of all, he paints people with vivid descriptions, a Rembrandt of the pen. He has wonderful insight into human character. Spring for the audio if you can--Dickens used to do readings for money and was a great impersonator--could do all the voices--so its easier for him to come alive in the audio edition.
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I would get it ingnore the one about dont waste money on it but it rellay is a good book (novel mabe)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shoukd get a negative stars. Why offer it when it can't be read?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great if u r doing a bio report for 5thgrade. It is a fun book filled with sroreis sad and happy. I want u 2 read this book.