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  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Aargh! Little Nell is dead. Long live Quilp! I can honestly say that I will NEVER read this book again. It it weren't for Richard Swiveler and the Marchioness, I don't think I would have made it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

For as long as I'd heard of this book I expected the curiosity shop to be its central setting, and so it begins, but that is soon dispensed with and the story moves to explore a wider world where, as ... Read full review

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