The Old Curiosity Shop

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles Dickens

Narrated By: Alex McCowen

Publisher: Penguin Books LTD

Date: February 2012

Duration: 6 hours 5 minutes


Penguin Classics presents the abridged audiobook edition The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, read by Alex McCowen.

The tale of Little Nell gripped the nation when it first appeared in 1841. Described as a "tragedy of sorrows", the story tells of Nell uprooted from a secure and innocent childhood and cast into a world where evil takes many shapes, the most fascinating of which is the stunted, lecherous Quilp. Blending realism with non-realistic genres such as fairy-tale, allegory, and pastoral, the tale of Nell's tragedy contains some of Dickens most memorable comic and grotesque creations, including the dwarf Daniel Quilp, Dick Swiveller and Kit Nubbles.

Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives.


Old Curiosity Shop

by Charles Dickens

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Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens