Nicholas Nickleby

Dickens, Charles (Book - 2003)
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Nicholas Nickleby

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'I shall never regret doing as I have - never, if I starve or beg in consequence.'When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby proves both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, and Nicholas finds himself forced to make his own way in the world. His adventures gave Dickens the opportunity to portray a extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics: Wackford Squeers, the tyrannical headmaster of Dotheboys Hall, a school for unwanted boys; the slow-witted orphan Smike, rescued by Nicholas; and the gloriously theatrical Mr and Mrs Crummle and their daughter, the 'infant phenomenon'. Like many of Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterized by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius at its most unerring.
Authors: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Title: Nicholas Nickleby
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, [2003]
Characteristics: xxxvi, 816 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction by Mark Ford, original illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz')
Notes: Originally published: 1999
"Reprinted with a revised chronology"--T.p. verso
Additional Contributors: Browne, Hablot Knight 1815-1882
Ford, Mark 1962 June 24-
ISBN: 0140435123
Branch Call Number: FICTION DICKENS 2003
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Uncles Fiction Widows Fiction England Fiction Poor families Fiction Boarding schools Fiction Fathers Death Fiction Theatrical companies Fiction Young men Fiction
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Picaresque literature
Topical Term: Uncles
Poor families
Boarding schools
Theatrical companies
Young men
LCCN: 00698638
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After Nicholas Nickleby's father dies bankrupt, Nicholas becomes the unhappy ward of his uncle, a moneylender, and survives many adventures before finding happiness.

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Dec 30, 2012
  • girlwhowalksalot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favorite Dicken novel.

Mar 30, 2012
  • isabella86 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really don't like Victorian lit, but his writing has invaded my head, and I find myself thinking of the characters and wanting to find out what has become of them at odd moments of my day. Well done, Charles Dickens.


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