Old Curiosity Shop, The by DICKENS, Charles



The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Little Nell, a beautiful and virtuous young girl who lives with her grandfather in his shop of curiosities. Her grandfather loves her dearly, and Nell does not complain, but she lives a lonely existence without friends of her own age. Her only friend is Kit, an honest young lad who works at the shop, and whom she is teaching to write. Unbeknownst to Nell, her grandfather is obsessed with their precarious financial position and is attempting to make Nell a good inheritance by winning at cards. He keeps these nocturnal activities a secret, but borrows heavily from the evil Quilp, a dwarf, in order to raise new capital. In the end, he gambles away what little money they own, and Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of the shop and make Nells and her grandfathers lives a misery. Indeed, her grandfather suffers a breakdown, which leaves him bereft of his wits. Courageously, Nell decides to escape Quilp, and she and her grandfather run away to the country to live as beggars, travelling into the Midlands of England. There, then, follow the multifarious adventures of Nell and her grandfather, Quilp and his sly minions and accomplices, who would be Nells vehement pursuers throughout the entire story, the noble schoolmaster, and many, many other personages as bright and memorable as Dickens heroes always are. But... let us hear the story itself, shant we? (Description from Wikipedia with additions by Euthymius)


  • Chapter 73

    Chapter 73

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  • Chapter 72

    Chapter 72

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  • Chapter 71

    Chapter 71

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  • Chapter 70

    Chapter 70

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  • Chapter 69

    Chapter 69

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  • Chapter 68

    Chapter 68

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  • Chapter 67

    Chapter 67

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  • Chapter 66

    Chapter 66

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  • Chapter 65

    Chapter 65

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  • Chapter 64

    Chapter 64

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  • Chapter 63

    Chapter 63

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  • Chapter 62

    Chapter 62

    15/09/2016 Duración: 21min
  • Chapter 61

    Chapter 61

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  • Chapter 60

    Chapter 60

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  • Chapter 59

    Chapter 59

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  • Chapter 58

    Chapter 58

    15/09/2016 Duración: 22min
  • Chapter 57

    Chapter 57

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  • Chapter 56

    Chapter 56

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  • Chapter 55

    Chapter 55

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  • Chapter 54

    Chapter 54

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