The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop

eBook - 2015
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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, 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...
Publisher: [United States] : Otbebookpublishing : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9783956761232
3956761235

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brittanyrabbits
Jul 25, 2011

This is on my summer reading list, looks like a very classic story. Can't wait to see what it all entails, you can't go wrong with Dickens!

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