The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop

by Charles Dickens and G. K. Chesterton
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/05/2020
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Originally published along with short stories in his weekly serial “Master Humphrey's Clock” from 1840 to 1841, “The Old Curiosity Shop” tells the tale of Nell Trent and her grandfather who both live in The Old Curiosity Shop in London. In an attempt to secure Nell's financial future, her grandfather dabbles with gambling but ends up losing it all. Convinced that Nell's grandfather has managed to save a small fortune for her, Nell's wastrel brother Frederick teams up with the insalubrious Quip to hunt the pair who have run away to the Midlands to live as beggars. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic famous for having created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters. His works became unprecedentedly popular during his life, and today he is commonly regarded as the greatest Victorian-era novelist. Although perhaps better known for such works as “Oliver Twist” or “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens first gained success with the 1836 serial publication of “The Pickwick Papers”, which turned him almost overnight into an international literary celebrity thanks to his humour, satire, and astute observations concerning society and character. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens” by G. K. Chesterton.

ISBN:
9781528789592
9781528789592
Category:
Adventure
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-05-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Read Books Ltd.
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and became the most popular novelist of the Victorian era.

A prolific writer, he published more than a dozen novels in his lifetime, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Hard Times, most of which have been adapted many times over for radio, stage and screen.

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