Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

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Penguin Putnam
Nicholas Nickleby is Charles Dickens's gripping story about a boy's struggle to survive and find happiness in a hostile and unfeeling world. As Nicholas attempts to build a new and unconventional family, he is helped and hindered by a host of colorful characters, from his ruthless uncle to the hilarious and theatrical Crummles family and the cruel-hearted Wackford Squeers.

Baker & Taylor
A satire on England's educational system tells of the harsh schoolmasters and the boys who are at their mercy through the story of orphan Nicholas Nickleby, who is sent by his greedy uncle to Dotheboys Hall to work as a teacher.

& Taylor

Chronicles the adventures of a young man in Victorian England who is deprived of his rightful fortune, forced to depend on a cruel relative for money, and joins a band of traveling entertainers. Reprint. (A United Artists film, releasing December 2002, starring Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Anne Hathaway, Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Christopher Plummer, & Juliet Stevenson) (Literature)

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2002
ISBN: 9780142002759
Branch Call Number: Fiction Dic
Characteristics: 799 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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Jan 19, 2018

One must remember that this was written in the 19th century and can be a bit difficult to read, with extremely long and detailed descriptions of location, thought and action not found in today's works. Like many of Dicken's novels, the plot is convoluted and chronicles the tale of a young person and his family who have fallen on hard times and the people who both help and hinder their well being. Highly recommended for those who enjoy these old classics or just the patient reader who enjoys a good story.

Dec 14, 2014

Humor, drama, pathos, with a boatload of intriguing characters. Entertaining throughout.


My favorite Dicken novel.

Mar 30, 2012

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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