The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens  » Books  »
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  • I love the descriptions of both London and the English countryside in this book
  • I think his way of addressing gambling problems is good, it’s clearly not a new problem

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      The Old Curiosity Shop is the story of a young London girl called Nell Trent, who lives with her grandfather in his shop. He loves her, but she has only one friend on her own age and lives a quite lonely life.

      She’s very good and virtuous, almost boringly so.

      Her grandfather is very keen


      on earning money, as Nell’s mother (his daughter) and father died very poor and he doesn’t want his granddaughter to end up the same way.

      He gambles away all their money, and they are forced to leave London and live as beggars.

      They are followed by a diverse collection of characters who are all trying ...


      • to find where they are hiding, with both good and bad intentions.

        I love the descriptions of both London and the English countryside in this book.

        They are sometimes quite bleak and depressive, but very good.

        The minor characters are also good, although some of the evil ones are a bit too evil.

        There is

        not a lot of grey in Dickens characters, they are often either very good or very bad.

        I think his way of addressing gambling problems is good, it’s clearly not a new problem.

        I also like how he portrays the lower classes, as they have more variety in characters than the upper ones and not so on-dimensional characters.




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