The Old Curiosity Shop

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Harper Collins, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 610 pages
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Wildly popular at the time of its publication, The Old Curiosity Shop is the story of Little Nell Trent, a young orphan who lives with her grandfather in his London curiosity shop until a turn of fortune forces them onto the street and into the English countryside to beg for food and shelter. Pursued by Dick Swiveller and Quilp, Nell and her grandfather find refuge in a remote village, but at considerable cost to Nell’s health.

The Old Curiosity Shop was originally published as a serial in 1841, generating unprecedented excitement around the fate of Nell and her grandfather. The Old Curiosity Shop has been adapted for film, television and the stage.

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.

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