Nicholas Nickleby

Paperback | January 11, 2009

byCharles DickensEditorPaul Schlicke

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Our hero confronts a large and varied cast, including Wackford Squeers, the fantastic ogre of a schoolmaster, and Vincent Crummles, the grandiloquent ham actor, on his comic and satirical adventures up and down the country. Punishing wickedness, befriending the helpless, strutting the stage,and falling in love, Nicholas shares some of his creator's energy and earnestness as he faces the pressing issues of early Victorian society.

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Our hero confronts a large and varied cast, including Wackford Squeers, the fantastic ogre of a schoolmaster, and Vincent Crummles, the grandiloquent ham actor, on his comic and satirical adventures up and down the country. Punishing wickedness, befriending the helpless, strutting the stage,and falling in love, Nicholas shares some of ...

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of England's greatest novelists. Born into a poor family (his father was once imprisoned for debt), Dickens became both rich and famous in his lifetime.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:928 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199538220

ISBN - 13:9780199538225

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Over Evil, Love Over hate. The main player in this stories Nickolas Nickleby, goes through many hardships in this story, but comes out as a champion, in the ring of kindest, and goodness. After Nickolas father dies he's force to take a job (as a teaching asst) at a private school, with a mean head master, and a wife that is almost as mean he is. After Nickolas leaves the the private school, because he beat up the head master, for threatening to beat a boy named Smike with a cane. Smike and Nikolas leave the private school together, and this is were story starts to get interesting. Also in this story we meet Nickolas Mother, A kind lady who talks to much. And his sister Kate, who is a all star Women. She is kind, pretty, and smart. Early on in the book, we meet the mean uncle Ralph. Who we find out near end of the book ( within the last 100 pages roughly ) That Ralph has many skeletons in his closet. As always from reading a Charles Dickens book, we get a excellent perspective on what living in the 19Th century in England was like.
Date published: 2012-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dickensian Delight A big read, but worth it in almost every way. Mr. Dickens does not need me to sing his praises, but if you have not read him since high school I recommend that you give him another go now that you have matured. The characters are wonderful (both the good and the bad) and the plot, although contrived, is a pleasure to read. It's interesting to compare how Austen and Dickens portray young women. If you like Nickleby, then try "Tom Jones" and "Pickwick Papers".
Date published: 2009-03-11