Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

eBook - 2003
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The work of a young novelist at the height of his powers, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY is one of the touchstones of the English comic novel. Around the central story of Nicholas Nickleby and the misfortunes of his family, Dickens created some of his most wonderful characters: the muddle-headed Mrs Nickleby, the gloriously theatrical Crummles, their protege Miss Petowker, the pretentious Mantalinis and the mindlessly cruel Squeers and his wife. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY's loose, haphazard progress harks back to the picaresque novels of the 18th century - particularly those of Smollett and Fielding. Yet the novel's exuberant atmosphere of romance, adventure and freedom is overshadowed by Dickens' awareness of social ills and financial and class insecurity.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, [2003]
ISBN: 9780141920221
014192022X
Characteristics: xxxvi, 817 p. : ill

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VonHafenstaaad
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.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Dec 14, 2014

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

SHETALKSTOANGELS Dec 30, 2012

My favorite Dicken novel.
Wonderful.

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isabella86
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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