Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

Tom Doherty Associates | November 1, 1998 | Other Format

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title-offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of Nicholas Nickleby includes a Foreword and Biographical Note.

When his father dies suddenly, Nicholas Nickleby must decide on his future. Unfortunately, Nicholas has very few prospects...and even less money! Luckily, his Uncle Ralph has pulled some strings at a school called Dotheboys Hall and Nicholas is hired on as a teacher. However, the naive and kindhearted Nicholas discovers that the headmaster, a sniveling worm by the name of Wackford Squeers, is a blackhearted, malicious bully who treat the boys in his care abominably. He'd like to leave, but then his uncle will cut off all support for his mother and sister. Should Nicholas tough it out? Or will he seek his fortune elsewhere?

Format: Other Format

Dimensions: 992 pages, 4.18 × 6.74 × 1.63 in

Published: November 1, 1998

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812565843

ISBN - 13: 9780812565843

Found in: Classics
Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

Format: Other Format

Dimensions: 992 pages, 4.18 × 6.74 × 1.63 in

Published: November 1, 1998

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812565843

ISBN - 13: 9780812565843

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Nicholas Nickleby[I]CHAPTER 1Introduces all the Rest There once lived in a sequestered part of the country of Devonshire, one Mr Godfrey Nickleby, a worthy gentleman, who taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason: thus two people who cannot afford to play cards for money, sometimes sit down to a quiet game for love.Some ill-conditioned persons, who sneer at the life-matrimonial, may perhaps suggest in this place that the good couple would be better likened to two principals in a sparring match, who, when fortune is low and backers scarce, will chivalrously set to, for the mere pleasure of the buffeting; and in one respect indeed this comparison would hold good, for as the adventurous pair of the Fives' Court will afterwards send round a hat, and trust to the bounty of the lookers-on for the means of regaling themselves, so Mr Godfrey Nickleby and his partner, the honeymoon being over, looked wistfully out into the world, relying in no inconsiderable degree upon chance for the improvement of their means. Mr Nickleby's income, at the period of his marriage, fluctuated between sixty and eighty pounds per annum.There are people enough in the world, heaven knows! and even in London (where Mr Nickleby dwelt in those days) but few complaints prevail of the population being
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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title-offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of Nicholas Nickleby includes a Foreword and Biographical Note.

When his father dies suddenly, Nicholas Nickleby must decide on his future. Unfortunately, Nicholas has very few prospects...and even less money! Luckily, his Uncle Ralph has pulled some strings at a school called Dotheboys Hall and Nicholas is hired on as a teacher. However, the naive and kindhearted Nicholas discovers that the headmaster, a sniveling worm by the name of Wackford Squeers, is a blackhearted, malicious bully who treat the boys in his care abominably. He'd like to leave, but then his uncle will cut off all support for his mother and sister. Should Nicholas tough it out? Or will he seek his fortune elsewhere?

About the Author

Considered by many to be the greatest novelist of the English language, Charles John Hummham Dickens was born Februrary 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. Some of his most populars works include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

From Our Editors

Having lost his father and his money, Nicholas Nickleby is just lucky enough to have his uncle find him a job. After being hired as a teacher at Dotheboys Hall, Nicholas soon discovers that the headmaster, a nasty old man named Wackford Squeers, is treating his pupils horribly. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Nicholas must decide if he wants to risk having his uncle cut off the support for his mother and sister or try to tough it out. Or he could try seeking his fortune somewhere else. Nicholas Nickleby is a classic from Charles Dickens.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17