The Old Curiosity Shop audiobook

The Old Curiosity Shop audiobook
by 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)


The Old Curiosity Shop
Masterclock serial cover.jpg
Cover, serial of Master Humphrey’s Clock, 1840
Author(s) Charles Dickens
Illustrator George Cattermole
Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz)
Samuel Williams
Daniel Maclise
Cover artist George Cattermole
Country England
Language English
Series 88 Weekly parts:
Master Humphrey’s Clock:
April 1840 – November 1841
Genre(s) Fiction
Social criticism
Publisher Chapman & Hall London
Publication date 1840
Media type Print (Serial, Hardback, andPaperback)