The Old Curiosity Shop

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publisher not identified, 1987 - Fiction - 571 pages
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The plot follows the life of a young girl named Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

The Old Curiosity Shop was one of two novels (the other being Barnaby Rudge) which Dickens published along with short stories in his weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock, which lasted from 1840 to 1841. The Old Curiosity Shop was printed as a separate book in 1841.

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Queen Victoria read the novel in 1841, finding it "very interesting and cleverly written."

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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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I love all things Dickens and am working my way through all of his novels. After this one I only have a couple more to go. I actually started reading this one a few years ago and lost interest and set ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

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Dickens left school to work in a factory after his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed.Dickens was the most popular novelist of his time, and remains one of the best known and most read of English authors. His works have never gone out of print, and have been adapted continually for the screen since the invention of cinema, with at least 200 motion pictures and TV adaptations based on Dickens's works documented.

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