The Old Curiosity Shop

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Author: Charles Dickens

9781853262449 | PB | pp. 570 | 2001 | Wordsworth Editions

The Old Curiosity Shop is the story of Little Nell Trent and the evil dwarf Quilp. When Little Nell’s grandfather gambles away his curiosity shop to his creditor Quilp, the girl and the old man flee London.

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In cold and brutal London, Little Nell and her devoted grandfather struggle to get by. Her grandfather wants the best for Nell, but in his efforts to secure her future, he ends up squandering what little money they have, and the two find themselves penniless. They wander as beggars, encountering a diverse crew of characters, all while pursued by friends and enemies from their past. The Old Curiosity Shop was an instant success when it was published, and even Queen Victoria read and enjoyed it. A tragic and moving tale of love and dedication against great obstacles, The Old Curiously Shop is an enduring piece of English literature.

Additional information

Author:

Charles Dickens

ISBN:

9781853262449

Publisher

Wordsworth Editions

Binding:

Paperback

Pages

570

Year of Publication:

2001

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors’ prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education, and other social reforms.

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