Nicholas Nickleby

Dickens, Charles

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Mixing comedy and horror, melodrama and acid satire, Dickens depicts a world in which the exploitation and abuse of youth and innocence cannot ever fully vanquish kindness, affection and the joyful energies of life.

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‘A revelation … as well as being sympathetic to the plight of children, it is hilarious’ A. N. Wilson

The hero of Dickens’s flamboyantly exuberant novel, Nicholas Nickleby, is left penniless after his father’s death and forced to make his own way in the world. His adventures give Dickens the opportunity to portray an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics: Wackford Squeers, the tyrannical headmaster of Dotheboys Hall; the tragic orphan Smike, rescued by Nicholas; and the gloriously theatrical Mr and Mrs Crummle and their daughter, the ‘infant phenomenon’. Nicholas Nickleby is characterized by Dickens’s outrage at social injustice, but it also reveals his comic genius at its most unerring.

Edited with an Introduction by Mark Ford

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Weight 585 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 36 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

816

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.8 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K