The Old Curiosity Shop: A Tale by Charles Dickens

The Old Curiosity Shop: A Tale

Charles Dickens

fiction classics challenging slow-paced

575 pages | first published 1840

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The story of Little Nell and her tragedy of sorrows, told in a blend of realism and fairy-tale The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of th...
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Summary of 497 reviews

Moods

adventurous 56%
emotional 47%
sad 47%
challenging 43%
dark 43%
reflective 30%
tense 21%
funny 17%
mysterious 17%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%
lighthearted 8%
relaxing 8%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 35% | Character: 35% | Plot: 29%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 21%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 47% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 11% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.56

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