The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop

Streaming Audiobook - 2010
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Originally published in 1841, Victorian novelist Charles Dickens unfolds the story of Nell Trent, a beautiful and moral young girl, who resides with her grandfather in London's The Old Curiosity Shop. When Grandfather looses all of his and Nell's money at gambling, the wicked Daniel Quilp evicts them both. A difficult and complex journey commences as Nell and Grandfather become beggars, and many ill-informed individuals pursue them, each with their own intentions for the newly impoverished duo.
Publisher: [United States] : Naxos : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9789629548162
962954816X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (22hr., 19 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Lesser, Anton
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jwhite412 Jun 03, 2013

The serial tale of impoverished little Nell and her gambling Grandfather, who, quite frankly confuses me. He is reported to be a loving care-taker who abandons everything to flee the Curiosity Shop with her in an attempt to secure freedom from the evil Quilp, and a better life together… but quite honestly is abusive. He leaves her alone, steals her money, starves her and forces her to beg in unsafe conditions which ultimately cause her death. The plot was weak, as is the case in many serials, but Dickens has had much better characters - (see Great Expectations and Pickwick Papers)

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