The Old Curiosity Shop (Illustrated and Annotated) by Charles Dickens

The Old Curiosity Shop (Illustrated and Annotated)

byCharles Dickens

Kobo ebook | February 13, 2015

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The Old Curiosity Shop depicts the story of Nell Trent, a beautiful and virtuous young girl of "not quite fourteen." An orphan, she lives with her maternal grandfather (whose name is never revealed) in his shop of odds and ends. Her grandfather loves her dearly, and Nell does not complain, but she lives a lonely existence with almost no friends her own age. Her only friend is Kit, an honest boy employed at the shop, whom she is teaching to write. Secretly obsessed with ensuring that Nell does not die in poverty as her parents did, her grandfather attempts to provide Nell with a good inheritance through gambling at cards. He keeps his nocturnal games a secret, but borrows heavily from the evil Daniel Quilp, a malicious, grotesquely deformed, hunchbacked dwarf moneylender. In the end, he gambles away what little money they have, and Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of the shop and evict Nell and her grandfather. Her grandfather suffers a breakdown that leaves him bereft of his wits, and Nell takes him away to the Midlands of England, to live as beggars.
This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents.  This book is also illustrated and annotated, with additional information about the book and its author, including an overview, plot, framing device, literary significance, allusions, adaptations,
biographical and bibliographical information.
 

Title:The Old Curiosity Shop (Illustrated and Annotated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 13, 2015Publisher:Charles DickensLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990049985851

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