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The old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens

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Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Charles Dickens ; with a selection of the original illustrations.
The Physical Object
Pagination575 p. :
Number of Pages575
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22602527M

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