The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens

The Old Curiosity Shop

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 1840-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 151 Ratings

Description

The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity.

Reviews

  • A timeless masterpiece

    5
    By W. Grey Champion
    Dickens at his best! Extravagant characters, gripping plot, memorable wisdom. It is very long but so suspenseful I could not give it up.
  • The Old Curiosity Shop

    4
    By kandrinc
    Great read although he does get kinda wordy at times.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Iloverudi
    An absolutely heart touching story. You feel like you know the characters personally. One of Dickens best.
  • Then great old curiosity shop

    3
    By Babsfromoz
    A wonderful novel full of memorable characters. Best of all a tear jerker ending.