The life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Illustrated, complete and with the original illustrations)
Title The life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Illustrated, complete and with the original illustrations) PDF eBook
Author Charles Dickens
Publisher lci-eBooks
Pages 831
Release 1970
Genre England
ISBN

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-Illustrated with the 40 original Illustrations by Phiz and other illustrations.. -Table of contents to every chapters in the book. -Complete and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience Nicholas Nickleby; or, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a novel by Charles Dickens. Originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839, it was Dickens' third novel. The novel centers on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. His Uncle Ralph, who thinks Nicholas will never amount to anything, plays the role of principal antagonist. 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 Squeers, who runs the school Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire. Nicholas is initially wary of Squeers (a very unpleasant man with one eye) because he is gruff and violent towards his young charges, but he tries to quell 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 the innocent young man and offers assistance if Nicholas ever requires it. Once he arrives in Yorkshire, Nicholas comes to realise that Squeers 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 his charges while using the money sent by their parents to pad his own pockets. Squeers and his monstrous wife whip and beat the children regularly while spoiling their own son rotten. 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 Squeers, 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 fiancé 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. Nicholas astonishes Mr Squeers and family Fanny uses her new-found loathing of Nicholas to make life difficult for the only friend he has at the school: Smike, whom Squeers takes to beating more and more frequently. One day Smike runs away, but is caught and brought back to Dotheboys. Squeers begins to beat him, but Nicholas intervenes. Squeers strikes him across the face and Nicholas snaps, beating the schoolmaster violently. Quickly packing his belongings and leaving Dotheboys Hall, he meets John Browdie on the way. Browdie finds the idea that Squeers himself has been beaten uproariously funny, and gives Nicholas money and a walking staff to aid him on his trip back to London. At dawn, he is found by Smike, who begs to come with him. Nicholas and Smike set out towards London.....



Dickens's Villains
Title Dickens's Villains PDF eBook
Author Juliet John
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 276
Release 2003
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780199261376

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This study argues that Dickens' villains embody the crucial fusion between the deviant and theatrical aspects of his writing.



New York Magazine
Title New York Magazine PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 124
Release 1986-09-08
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.



Charles Dickens and His Original Illustrators
Title Charles Dickens and His Original Illustrators PDF eBook
Author Jane R. Cohen
Publisher Ohio State University Press
Pages 330
Release 1980
Genre Illustration of books
ISBN 0814202845

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Charles Dickens: A Critical Study
Title Charles Dickens: A Critical Study PDF eBook
Author George Gissing
Publisher The History Press
Pages 297
Release 2012-05-30
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0752486691

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Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Title Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby PDF eBook
Author Charles Dickens
Publisher
Pages 502
Release 1866
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Works of Charles Dickens: Christmas stories
Title Works of Charles Dickens: Christmas stories PDF eBook
Author Charles Dickens
Publisher
Pages 630
Release 1874
Genre English literature
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