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Beautiful, honest Nell Trent lives with her devoted Grandfather in his Old Curiosity Shop, an enchanting shop of odds and ends. Desperate to make a better life for his Nell, Grandfather secretly gambles and gets deeply into debt with the unscrupulous Quilp. When what little money they have is lost in a game of cards, Quilp claims The Old Curiosity Shop as payment for the loans
Released in installments from 1840 to 1841, Charles Dicken's The...
Dip into a classic work of fiction that many critics regard as one of the novels that helped to usher in the modern era of literature. When it was originally published, Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native rocked Victorian England with its frank discussion of titillating subjects such as out-of-wedlock relationships. Today, the novel offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the mores and moral constraints of a bygone era.
A fastidious English gentleman makes a remarkable wager
Fogg and his faithful servant, Passepartout, embark on a journey into a world filled with danger and beauty—from India, where the heroic travelers rescue a beautiful Raja's wife from ritual sacrifice, to the rugged American frontier. An angry Sioux tribe ambushes their train. Fogg's mission is complicated by an incredible case of mistaken identity that sends a detective in hot pursuit....
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