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The Old Curiosity Shop (Illustrated)
     

The Old Curiosity Shop (Illustrated)

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by Charles Dickens
 

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First serialized in 1840, the tale of Little Nell roused unprecedented hype for its conclusion—the Harry Potter of its day In an old curiosity shop, amidst the gloom and poverty, lives a grandfather and his beautiful granddaughter, "Little Nell" Trent. When Nell's grandfather gambles away money borrowed from the vengeful and sadistic Daniel Quilp, the shop is

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First serialized in 1840, the tale of Little Nell roused unprecedented hype for its conclusion—the Harry Potter of its day In an old curiosity shop, amidst the gloom and poverty, lives a grandfather and his beautiful granddaughter, "Little Nell" Trent. When Nell's grandfather gambles away money borrowed from the vengeful and sadistic Daniel Quilp, the shop is seized in payment for overdue debts and both Nell and her grandfather are evicted. Homeless, Nell and her grandfather are left destitute, but this is only the beginning of Nell’s tragic journey.

with original illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300275275
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
10/06/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
269,142
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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The Old Curiosity Shop 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 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.