Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby

byCharles Dickens

Kobo ebook | December 15, 1998


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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?

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Title:Nicholas NicklebyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 1998Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1429990163

ISBN - 13:9781429990165

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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