The Old Curiosity Shop (UK) (2007)
The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens. The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London. A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
Richard 'Dick' Swiveller, in turn is Frederick Trent's manipulated friend, Sampson Brass's clerk and the Marchioness's guardian. He delights in quoting and adapting literature to describe his situations. Following Fred's departure from the story, he becomes more independent and eventually is seen as a strong force for good, securing Kit's release from prison and the Marchioness's future. He comes into money from the death of a great-aunt, and later marries the Marchioness.
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