Nicholas Nickleby

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Random House, Mar 31, 2013 - Fiction - 944 pages
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When Nicholas's father dies he, his mother and sister are left penniless. To earn his keep, Nicholas becomes a tutor at Dotheboys Hall but soon discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, is a one-eyed tyrant who insists on a harsh regime. Nicholas embarks on an adventure that takes him from loathsome boarding schools to the London stage. Dickens confronts issues of neglect and cruelty in this blackly comic masterpiece.
 

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I found Nicholas Nickelby to be a very entertaining book with lots of humor. It is a long book but holds your attention because of the quirky characters that Dickens is noted for. In Nicholas Nickelby ... Read full review

Contents

Introduces all the rest
1
Mr Ralph Nickleby receives Sad Tidings of
18
Nicholas and his Uncle to secure the Fortune
29
and his Fellowtravellers and what befell them on
42
Wi In which the Occurrence of the Accident mentioned
53
Mr and Mrs Squeers at Home
76
of the Internal Economy of Dotheboys Hall
85
Of Miss Squeers Mrs Squeers Master Squeers
98
Illustrative of the convivial Sentiment that the best
541
Officiates as a kind of Gentleman Usher in bringing
553
Mr Ralph Nickleby cuts an old Acquaintance
567
Containing Matter of a surprising Kind
581
Throws some Light upon Nicholass Love
595
Mr Ralph Wickleby has some confidential Intercourse
609
Being for the Benefit of Mr Vincent Grummles
625
YLIX Chronicles the further Proceedings of the Wickleby
637

Newman Noggs inducts Mrs and Miss Nickleby into
128
Whereby the Reader will be enabled to trace
134
Nicholas varies the Monotony of Dotheboys Hall by
146
Mediator whose Proceedings are crowned with
510
Containing some Romantic Passages between
528
Nicholas despairs of rescuing Madeline Bray
679
Containing the further Progress of the Plot contrived
692
and Sorrows
721
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Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office who often ended up in financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years' old he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt.In 1833 he began to publish short stories and essays in newspapers and magazines. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He also set up and edited the journals Household Words (1850-9) and All the Year Round (1859-70). Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870 leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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