Described as a "tragedy of sorrows", this story tells of a girl uprooted from a secure and innocent childhood. Cast into a world where evil takes many shapes, little Nell meets the stunted, lecherous Quilp, whose demonic energy dominates the book. Sometimes fairytale and sometimes myth, this is Victorian life at its most bleak.
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'I bought it, read and loved it' Derek JacobiAbout the Author:
Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed numerous volumes of journalism and fourteen full-length novels, of which The Old Curiosity Shop is fourth. It was an instant bestseller.
The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are also published in the Penguin English Library.
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 1995. Audio Book(CD). Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-007-07-2754102