The Old Curiosity Shop

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Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: B Times
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The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

Original Title: The Old Curiosity Shop

In this tale, first published serially in 1841 and 1842, Dickens follows Nell Trent, an angelic and unfailingly virtuous girl of "nearly fourteen" and her grandfather as they navigate a world populated by villains, criminals and ne'er-do-wells. The public response at the time equalled modern reactions to the Harry Potter books, the audience rapt to learn of Nell's fate. Does she live a life of comfort, of which her grandfather dreams? Or does fate have something less noble in store for poor Nell? This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

The Writings Of Charles Dickens

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Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781458912008
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The Writings Of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens

Original Title: The Writings Of Charles Dickens

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: thee ? Nothing more than that he would see me to-morrow or next day ? That was in the note. Nothing more, said the child. Shall I go to him again to-morrow, dear grandfather? Very early ? I will be there and back, before breakfast. The old man shook his head, and, sighing mournfully, drew her towards him. 'T would be of no use, my dear, no earthly use. But if he deserts me, Nell, at this moment ? if he deserts me now, when I should, with his assistance, be recompensed for all the time and money I have lost, and all the agony of mind I have undergone, which makes me what you see, I am ruined, and ? worse, far worse than that ? have ruined thee, for whom I ventured all. If we are beggars ? What if we are? said the child boldly. Let us be beggars and be happy. Beggars ? and happy said the old man. Poor child Dear grandfather, cried the girl, with an energy which shone in her flushed face, trembling voice, and impassioned gesture, I am not a child in that, I think; but even if I am. oh hear me pray that we may beg, or work in open roads or fields, to earn a scanty living, rather than live as we do now. Nelly said the old man. Yes, yes, rather than live as we do now, the child repeated, more earnestly than before. If you are sorrowful, let me know why and be sorrowful too; if you waste away and are paler and weaker every day, let me be your nurse and try to comfort you. If you are poor, let us be poor together; but let me be with you, do let me be with you; do not let me see such change and not know why, or I shall break my heart and die. Dear grandfather, let us leave this sad place to-morrow, and beg our way from door to door. The old man covered his face with his hands, and hid it in the pillow of the couch on w...

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