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Old Curiosity Shop

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ISBN-10: 0199538239

ISBN-13: 9780199538232

Edition: 2008

Authors: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth M. Brennan

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A compelling mixture of humour and brooding menace, this is the story of 'Little Nell' and her persecution by the grotesque and lecherous Quilp, and features all the original illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

One of the pioneers of 20th century American literature, Jack London specialized in tales of adventure inspired by his own experiences. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland. Later, he turned on his pirate associates and joined the local Fish Patrol, resulting in some hair-raising waterfront battles. Other youthful activities included sailing on a seal-hunting ship, traveling the United States as a railroad tramp, a jail term for vagrancy and a hazardous winter in the Klondike during the 1897 gold rush. Those experiences converted him to socialism, as he…