Charles Dickens [Kindle ePUB / Ebook] Nicholas Nickleby

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Rcial publishing Nonesuch books were among the most elegant and treasured volumes produced in the first half of the twentieth century The fabled Nonesuch Dickens was the Press' most ambitious project treasured both for its uality and its rarity only 877 twenty four volume sets were issued and complete original sets have sold recently at auction for than 30000Employing modern printing technology seven decades later each book in the revived Nonesuch Dickens replicates the enduring editorial and design excellence of its inspiration at an affordable price. When the name of the cruel schoolmaster is Wackford Sueers you just know it s going to be good Nicholas himself can sometimes be a bit prissy but this serves well as a foil for the many extreme characters that surround him and he s a lot feisty than the relatively miluetoast David Copperfield This is classic Dickens at the height of his powers My generic comment about Charles DickensFirst of all although I am a partisan of Dickens writing and have read and relished most his works I concede to three flaws in his oeuvre that are not insignificant First while he seemed to develop an almost endless variety of male social types his female characters are much less well developed Second although he portrayed the stark brutality of economic and class ineuality with unparalleled clarity his diagnosis of what needs to be done is flaccidly liberal suggesting that the wealthy should simply be nicer and generous to the pooryet his writings did propitiate structural changes eg to the Poor Laws in his lifetime Third in tying up the loose threads of his extremely complex plots he often pushes this reader past the boundary of the reasonable suspension of disbelief Some readers also object to his sentimentalism or to his grotesue characters but I find these extremes create a dynamism in combination with his social criticism These caveats aside I deeply enjoy reading Dickens for a number of reasons He exhibits stratospheric gifts of imagination in portraying extremes of human character in extreme situations His idiosyncratic characters each have an unmistakable and unforgettable voice His highly crafted language is endlessly inventive and evocative Finally he created a parade of some of the funniest evilest and most pathetic characters one will ever encounter and although extreme they also ring true to euivalent characters from any time

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Nicholas Nickleby

1930s presented the writing of the foremost English novelist in its most distinguished format Upon its original publication the set was hailed as one of the most glorious publishing achievements of our time Now the peerless Nonesuch standards have been revived in new editions of Dickens' most beloved works introducing a new generation of readers to these masterpieces of literature illustration and book designThe Nonesuch Press was founded in London by Francis Meynell in 1923 Applying the refinement and expertise of the private press aesthetic to comme. The third book of Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby has some marked differences from the other Dickens books I ve read Except Oliver Twist which I ve read as a teen I haven t read any early work by Dickens a work written in his youth So Nicholas Nickleby was a welcoming change and an opportunity to see a different side of Dickens The original title The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby pretty well sums up the story Yes it is about Nicholas an honest trusting good natured and good hearted youth who is thrown at the mercy of the world with his father s untimely death With the care of his mother and sister weighing heavily upon him and with no sincere help from his usurer uncle he struggles to find his way in the world and to raise himself from sheer poverty to respectability Nicholas is one interesting hero of Dickens and uite different from any other Dickensian hero I ve come across He is strong minded courageous and persevering He is governed by a strong sense of duty and justice His nature is such that fiercely arouse at injustice cruelty and wickedness At such times one can say the young hero is impetuous uick tempered and even violent These contrary character traits make Nicholas one of Dickens s chivalrous and colourful heroesAside from Nicholas we meet uite an interesting set of characters both male and female Of them some are good kind and helpful some are wicked and greedy and some silly and vain Dickens is very fond of using many different characters in his books and in each of them he never fails to present the readers with some memorable ones And Nicholas Nickleby too makes a few contributions to that lot It was a prevalent idea that Dickens didn t create strong female characters in his early works and that they came only in his later mature ones But Nicholas Nickleby effectually silences this misconception with Kate Nickleby Nicholas s brave little sister who is one strong female character that we ll hold dear Nicholas Nickleby shows a marked difference from his later works This difference stems out from his style of writing It is youthful exuberant action packed and dramatic It has the usual Dickensian satire but not the depth and gravity that graced his later work Dickens was himself a youth when he wrote this so a lot of youthful energy is poured into the story and the character of Nicholas This style of Dickens which I m not uite acuainted with was very pleasing It made the reading light and easy despite his inherent verbosity This is another great creation of Charles Dickens Reading it was a fascinating experience The I read Dickens the I understand why he is revered over the centuries I never gave much thought to Dickens s position as the most outstanding Victorian author before But I m slowly on the way to form the same opinion myself

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Dickens' genius for creating eccentric yet entirely captivating characters found its fullest expression in his third novel Nicholas Nickleby published in 1839 The ebullient narrative follows Nicholas as he escapes from the influence of his villainous uncle and the wicked schoolmaster Wackford Sueers stumbles into a theatrical career and pursues his fortune through numerous adventures This Nonesuch edition features the author's final text and the illustrations Dickens himself selected to complement his wordsThe Legendary Nonesuch Dickens issued in the. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Charles DickensThe novel centers on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies Nicholas Nickleby s father dies unexpectedly after losing all of his money in a poor investment Nicholas his mother and his younger sister Kate are forced to give up their comfortable lifestyle in Devonshire and travel to London to seek the aid of their only relative Nicholas s uncle Ralph Nickleby Ralph a cold and ruthless businessman has no desire to help his destitute relations and hates Nicholas who reminds him of his dead brother on sight He gets Nicholas a low paying job as an assistant to Wackford Sueers who runs the school Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire Nicholas is initially wary of Sueers a very unpleasant man with one eye because he is gruff and violent towards his young charges but he tries to uell his suspicions As Nicholas boards the stagecoach for Greta Bridge he is handed a letter by Ralph s clerk Newman Noggs A once wealthy businessman Noggs lost his fortune became a drunk and had no other recourse but to seek employment with Ralph whom he loathes The letter expresses concern for him as an innocent young man and offers assistance if Nicholas ever reuires it Once he arrives in Yorkshire Nicholas comes to realise that Sueers is running a scam he takes in unwanted children most of whom are illegitimate crippled or deformed for a high fee and starves and mistreats them while using the money sent by their parents who only want to get them out of their way to pad his own pockets Sueers and his monstrous wife whip and beat the children regularly while spoiling their own son Lessons are no better they show how poorly educated Sueers himself is and he uses the lessons as excuses to send the boys off on chores While he is there Nicholas befriends a simple boy named Smike who is older than the other students and now acts as an unpaid servant Nicholas attracts the attention of Fanny Sueers his employer s plain and shrewish daughter who deludes herself into thinking that Nicholas is in love with her She attempts to disclose her affections during a game of cards but Nicholas doesn t catch her meaning Instead he ends up flirting with her friend Tilda Price to the consternation of both Fanny and Tilda s friendly but crude mannered fianc John Browdie After being accosted by Fanny again Nicholas bluntly tells her he does not return her affections and wishes to be free of the horrible atmosphere of Dotheboys Hall earning her enmity 2010 1376 116 964471301 19 1388 137 9789643695255 1380 139 9649301011


10 thoughts on “Nicholas Nickleby

  1. says:

    Peter Ackroyd in his ground breaking biography of Charles Dickens says that Nicholas Nickleby is perhaps the funniest novel in the English language The complete title of the novel is perhaps a bit of a mouthful The Life and Adventures of Nicho

  2. says:

    Reading Dickens is like taking a deep breath of air feeling life in its most vivid formBeing completely faithless and illoyal I will now dump all previous Dickens novels and claim with brutal inconsistency that Nicholas Nickleby is my favourite Yes I know I have said it before and I am likely to say it again knowing human nature in its most Dickensian expressions But Nicholas really is my “Now Time Favourite”I shoul

  3. says:

    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Charles DickensThe novel centers on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies Nicholas Nickleby's father dies unexpectedly after losing all of his money in a poor investment Nicholas his mother

  4. says:

    The third book of Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby has some marked differences from the other Dickens books I've read Except Oliver Twist wh

  5. says:

    Was there ever a novelist with a bigger heart than Charles Dickens? This is the sixth Dickens book I’ve read including the novella A Christmas Carol And like most of his other works it’s expansive bursting with all manner of incident and life Some of that life mind you goes ON AND ON And a few scenes about social gracesmanners might need explaining to a contemporary reader But the overall effect if you ignore the r

  6. says:

    No dark sarcasm in the classroom If you don't eat your meat you can't have any puddingPink Floyd Another Brick

  7. says:

    When the name of the cruel schoolmaster is Wackford Sueers you just know it's going to be good Nicholas himself can sometimes be a bit prissy but this serves well as a foil for the many extreme characters that surround him a

  8. says:

    I'm glad that Classics Corner at Constant Reader elected to read NN for its April book as I've intended for a while to return to my goal of reading as many of Dickens' books as possible over time And I was not disappointed with thi

  9. says:

    Well fan my brow I’ve been wandering around this world for years telling anyone who will listen that my favourite Dickens novel is David Copperfield with conviction which cannot be rivalled I’m all a flutter now Nickleby has come along and knocked Copperfield from the top spotWhat an absolute triumph this novel is All of my fa

  10. says:

    I’m really not sure why I like Dickens so much He is predictable there will be coincidences that could never

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