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Nicholas Nickleby

by Dickens Charles

June 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Written in the early part of Dickens's career, Nicholas Nickleby (1838) is a masterly piece of comic fiction that recalls the roistering picaresque novels of the previous century. Nicholas's adventures throw him in with some of Dickens's most memorable characters: Wackfor Squeers, the sadistic one-eyed headmaster of Dotheboys Hall; poor ill-used Smike, victim of a grim family secret; and the eccentric Crummels theatre troupe, complete with their 'Infant Phenomenon' - her growth stunted on a diet of gin-and-water since infancy.
Often regarded as the work that established Dickens as a novelist, Nicholas Nickleby has always found a delighted and devoted readership.
This edition includes the original illustrations of Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz').
13 cm x 20 cm 782 page paperback.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: June 1, 2011

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848378912

ISBN - 13: 9781848378919

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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

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Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

by Dickens Charles

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: June 1, 2011

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848378912

ISBN - 13: 9781848378919

About the Book

The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Drama / General; Drama / American; Drama / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh; Fiction / Classics; Fiction / Literary; Juvenile Fiction / School

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Written in the early part of Dickens's career, Nicholas Nickleby (1838) is a masterly piece of comic fiction that recalls the roistering picaresque novels of the previous century. Nicholas's adventures throw him in with some of Dickens's most memorable characters: Wackfor Squeers, the sadistic one-eyed headmaster of Dotheboys Hall; poor ill-used Smike, victim of a grim family secret; and the eccentric Crummels theatre troupe, complete with their 'Infant Phenomenon' - her growth stunted on a diet of gin-and-water since infancy.
Often regarded as the work that established Dickens as a novelist, Nicholas Nickleby has always found a delighted and devoted readership.
This edition includes the original illustrations of Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz').
13 cm x 20 cm 782 page paperback.