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Nicholas Nickleby (Trade)

Nicholas Nickleby (Trade) - 05 edition

Nicholas Nickleby (Trade) - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9781593083007

ISBN10: 1593083009

Nicholas Nickleby (Trade) by Charles Dickens - ISBN 9781593083007
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics
Published: 2005
International: No
Nicholas Nickleby (Trade) by Charles Dickens - ISBN 9781593083007

ISBN13: 9781593083007

ISBN10: 1593083009

Edition: 05

Summary

Left penniless by the death of his improvident father, young Nicholas Nickleby assumes responsibility for his mother and sister and seeks help from his Scrooge-like Uncle Ralph. Instantly disliking Nicholas, Ralph sends him to teach in a school run by the stupidly sadistic Wackford Squeers. Nicholas decides to escape, taking with him the orphan Smike, one of Squeers's most abused young charges, and the two embark on a series of adventurous encounters with an array of humanity's worst and best--greedy fools, corrupt lechers, cheery innocents, and selfless benefactors.

Though one of Dickens's earliest works, Nicholas Nickleby features many of his familiar trademarks: a long, complex plot full of surprising twists, unexpected revelations, and jaw-dropping coincidences; a crowded cast of colorful (and memorably named) characters, among them Vincent Crummles, Newman Noggs, and Sir Mulberry Hawk; and an emotionally potent mix of wildly exuberant comedy, deeply moving melodrama, and passionate social criticism fueled by Dickens's own childhood experiences of poverty and injustice.


Book Dimensions 8" x 5 1/4"