The Old Curiosity Shop (version 2)

Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870)

Written in the years 1840 to 1841, when Dickens was twenty-eight years old, this is a ‘Road’ tale in the very best tradition. Little Nell Trent and her Grandfather are the main characters, who secretly set off from their home under cover of night, to escape the wicked dwarf Quilp. Pursued across England, their adventures lead them through poverty stricken city areas where several destitute people offer them aid on their way, into the countryside where they meet the strange, colorful, and sometimes menacing characters for which Dickens is so well known. Grandfather’s mind begins to wander, and he leans even more for help on Nell, who herself is feeling ill and weak. Eventually they reach a safe pasture with a kind gentleman and think their troubles may be over, but heart-breaking tragedy strikes. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Mil Nicholson
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Play 01 Chapter 1 Mil Nicholson
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Play 02 Chapter 2 Mil Nicholson
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Mil Nicholson
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Play 04 Chapter 4 Mil Nicholson
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Mil Nicholson
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Play 06 Chapter 6 Mil Nicholson
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Play 07 Chapter 7 Mil Nicholson
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Play 08 Chapter 8 Mil Nicholson
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Play 09 Chapter 9 Mil Nicholson
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Mil Nicholson
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Mil Nicholson
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Mil Nicholson
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Mil Nicholson
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Mil Nicholson
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Mil Nicholson
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 Mil Nicholson
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 Mil Nicholson
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Mil Nicholson
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Mil Nicholson
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 20 Mil Nicholson
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 21 Mil Nicholson
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Play 22 22 - Chapter 22 Mil Nicholson
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Play 23 23 - Chapter 23 Mil Nicholson
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Play 24 24 - Chapter 24 Mil Nicholson
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 25 Mil Nicholson
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Play 26 26 - Chapter 26 Mil Nicholson
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Play 27 27 - Chapter 27 Mil Nicholson
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Play 28 28 - Chapter 28 Mil Nicholson
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Play 29 29 - Chapter 29 Mil Nicholson
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Play 30 30 - Chapter 30 Mil Nicholson
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Play 31 31 - Chapter 31 Mil Nicholson
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Play 32 32 - Chapter 32 Mil Nicholson
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Play 33 33 - Chapter 33 Mil Nicholson
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Play 34 34 - Chapter 34 Mil Nicholson
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Play 35 35 - Chapter 35 Mil Nicholson
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Play 36 36 - Chapter 36 Mil Nicholson
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Play 37 37 - Chapter 37 Mil Nicholson
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Play 38 38 - Chapter 38 Mil Nicholson
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Play 39 39 - Chapter 39 Mil Nicholson
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Play 40 40 - Chapter 40 Mil Nicholson
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Play 41 41 - Chapter 41 Mil Nicholson
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Play 42 42 - Chapter 42 Mil Nicholson
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Play 43 43 - Chapter 43 Mil Nicholson
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Play 44 44 - Chapter 44 Mil Nicholson
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Play 45 45 - Chapter 45 Mil Nicholson
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Play 46 46 - Chapter 46 Mil Nicholson
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Play 47 47 - Chapter 47 Mil Nicholson
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Play 48 48 - Chapter 48 Mil Nicholson
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Play 49 49 - Chapter 49 Mil Nicholson
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Play 50 50 - Chapter 50 Mil Nicholson
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Play 51 51 - Chapter 51 Mil Nicholson
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Play 52 52 - Chapter 52 Mil Nicholson
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Play 53 53 - Chapter 53 Mil Nicholson
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Play 54 54 - Chapter 54 Mil Nicholson
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Play 55 55 - Chapter 55 Mil Nicholson
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Play 56 56 - Chapter 56 Mil Nicholson
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Play 57 57 - Chapter 57 Mil Nicholson
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Play 58 58 - Chapter 58 Mil Nicholson
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Play 59 59 - Chapter 59 Mil Nicholson
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Play 60 60 - Chapter 60 Mil Nicholson
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Play 61 61 - Chapter 61 Mil Nicholson
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Play 62 62 - Chapter 62 Mil Nicholson
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Play 63 63 - Chapter 63 Mil Nicholson
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Play 64 64 - Chapter 64 Mil Nicholson
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Play 65 65 - Chapter 65 Mil Nicholson
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Play 66 66 - Chapter 66 Mil Nicholson
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Play 67 67 - Chapter 67 Mil Nicholson
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Play 68 68 - Chapter 68 Mil Nicholson
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Play 69 69 - Chapter 69 Mil Nicholson
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Play 70 70 - Chapter 70 Mil Nicholson
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Play 71 71 - Chapter 71 Mil Nicholson
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Play 72 72 - Chapter 72 Mil Nicholson
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Play 73 73 - Chapter 73 Mil Nicholson
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