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The Old Curiosity Shop

Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
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Dickens's Little Nell became one of his best-known heroines when "The Old Curiosity Shop" was first published in 1841. Virtuous and stoic, Nell takes care of her grandfather in his gloomy shop until his gambling debts force the pair of them to flee London. They are hunted by the grotesque and villainous moneylender Quilp and Nell's own worthless brother, Fred, who wrongly believes that their grandfather has a hidden fortune. Through a kaleidoscopic round of people and events, Nell and her grandfather eventually reach a safe refuge, although neither of them is destined to enjoy it for long...

©2018 Charles Dickens (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Rambling

This is a very hard book to get through. Dull and over descriptive nonsense that you can ignore 90% of and still follow. Not Dickens best work by far.

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  • Julie Rae Loving
  • 11-01-19

a very good read!

I am slowly reading thru the less known books authored my Mr. Dickens. I find them very good and I am sorry I have taken so long to pick them up. I will also say that the reader of the volume was EXCELLENT!

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  • Bonnie Buchanan
  • 31-01-19

Classical Stroll Through a Fabulously Written Old English Tale

I can not believe it has taken me until 48yrs to Read/Listen to this Classic Charles Dickens tale, but I suppose that long wait has made the tale all the sweeter in its consumption. Such a style of prose and word that has since gone from our world, makes this tale a comfortable warm sweater worn before a fireplace on a cold winters night. The characters so rich and unique, so beloved or hated, and overall at end, so invested, as to shed a tear of loss...

This tale begins with the various goings on around a young girl and her grandfather. The two of them against the world. Such is the old man’s state of health, that like so many men in old english tales, who once have fortunes, but somehow find them lost. The elderly gentle man is soon separated from what comfortable fortunt

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