The Old Curiosity Shop (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

The Old Curiosity Shop (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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On a blustery winter afternoon in 1840, crowds flooded the docks of the New York and Boston harbors. For months, Victorian audiences had followed the orphan Little Nell's adventures in Charles Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop" as she and her beloved grandfather fled the moral and material ravages of London and the machinations of the villainous dwarf, Quilp. Calling wildly to the English ship carrying the next installment of "The Old Curiosity Shop", the devoted readers breathlessly demanded the fate of the novel's heroine. For today's reader, "The Old Curiosity Shop" not only illustrates a poverty that looks uncannily familiar, but forges a heroism from the small acts of caring that make modern life meaningful. The most popular of Dickens' novels in his lifetime, it remains both a page-turner and a masterpiece.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, frontispiece
  • 1435116488
  • 9781435116481

About Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffham Dickens (1812-1870) was born in Portsmouth and eventually became a reporter in London. With a virtually unbroken string of literary successes, Dickens gained unparalleled international fame and stature. He is best known for the works A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities.
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