The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens audiobook

The Old Curiosity Shop

By Charles Dickens
Read by Anton Lesser

Naxos

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094011363

  • ISBN: 9781094011356

  • ISBN: 9781094011370

Runtime: 22.33 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Death, innocence, sacrifice, and corruption—The Old Curiosity Shop is vintage Dickens. Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape—but at what cost? Part tragedy, part allegory, this is Dickens at his most intense; drawing on his own experiences, he weaves a story of extraordinary emotional power.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The lascivious and repellent dwarf Quilp who dogs saintly Little Nell and her feckless grandfather is one of Dickens’ most vividly nasty creations. Anton Lesser is wonderful in all the intricacies of this powerful fable—a sound investment for winter evenings.” Observer (London)

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Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 22.33
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English