TIL Charles Dickens’ stories were often published in a series with cliffhanger endings. When a ship arrived in New York Harbor carrying the next installment of “The Old Curiosity Shop”, Dickens fans crowded on the dock screaming, “Is little Nell dead?”

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The Harry Potter of that time?

IoSonCalaf

Spoiler alert – 1841 Little Nell hella dead.

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Narrator “He was.”

Lexam

This was pretty common at the time. Many novels were originally published as serials in a newspaper or magazine. Off the top of my head, I know the Sherlock Holmes books were like that

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The Old Curiosity Shop => Dark Shadows => Dallas => Breaking Bad

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