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The Old Curiosity Shop - a book by Dickens, Charles

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop( )
Author: Dickens, Charles
ISBN:978-1-4929-9754-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

The Old Curiosity Shop (1841)

Nell Trent is a beautiful young girl who lives with her grandfather in his shop of odds and ends. She befriends an employee but when her grandfather has a breakdown she must find her own way in a dangerous world of adults who don't have her best interests at heart.

Book Details
Pages:498
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.13 Inches
Book Weight:1.83 Pounds
Author Biography
Dickens, Charles (Author)
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s.

His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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