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The Old Curiosity Shop

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: San Francisco : Otbebookpublishing, 2015.
Series: Classics to Go
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Old Curiosity Shop tells 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Feature films
Animated films
Melodrama
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens
ISBN: 9783956761232 3956761235
OCLC Number: 922930824
Performer(s): Voices: John Benton, Wallace Eaton, Doreen Harrop, Sophie Horton, Jason Blackwell.
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Classics to Go
Responsibility: Charles Dickens.

Abstract:

The Old Curiosity Shop tells 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 make Nell 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...

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