The Old Curiosity Shop

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Chapman and Hall, 1841 - Antique dealers - 529 pages
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In this tale, first published serially in 1841 and 1842, Dickens follows Nell Trent, an angelic and unfailingly virtuous girl of "nearly fourteen" and her grandfather as they navigate a world populated by villains, criminals and ne'er-do-wells. The public response at the time equalled modern reactions to the Harry Potter books, the audience rapt to learn of Nell's fate. Does she live a life of comfort, of which her grandfather dreams? Or does fate have something less noble in store for poor Nell?

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User Review  - thosgpetri - LibraryThing

Dickens was paid by the word by the magazines who first published his stories in serial form. Of course, he was verbose, it meant a better income, so settle back and prepare for a lesson in usage of ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmmjlllt - LibraryThing

Really quite wonderful - almost a shame I put it off so long (although that meant I was able to enjoy it now for the first time). I have an aversion to most of Dickens' waifs, but Nell is off stage ... Read full review

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