The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

The Old Curiosity Shop

byCharles Dickens

Kobo ebook | September 14, 2016

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Little Nell lives with her grandfather as his curious little shop where he sells various knickknacks. She is happy but her only friend her age is Kit, an employee of her grandfather. Her grandfather is determined to obtain a sizeable inheritance for his granddaughter. Using the meager funds he has, he attempts to gamble and win enough money to provide a good fortune for her, but instead loses it all after borrowing money from the nefarious Daniel Quilp. Burdened with the debt, he loses the shop and Nell convinces him to flee to the midlands and become beggars.

But their misfortune is not at an end as Nell’s deadbeat brother becomes convinced that the debts are a rouse and her grandfather actually has a large inheritance stored. He colludes with Dick Swiveller and Quilp to find Nell and acquire the fortune. What have they planned? What will become of the goodhearted Kit? And can Nell and her grandfather survive the ordeal?

The Old Curiosity Shop was a bestselling story in its time and described as a “tragedy of sorrows.” While certainly one of Dickens’ darker and morose tales, it is also one of his best, delivering a suspenseful plot and characters that are not easily forgotten, for better or worse.

This edition includes:

  • A biography of Charles Dickens to introduce the text.
Title:The Old Curiosity ShopFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 14, 2016Publisher:Empire PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052190778

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