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Nicholas Nickleby Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby I shall never regret doing as I have never if I starve or beg in consequence When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father s death he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work a

  • Title: Nicholas Nickleby
  • Author: Charles Dickens
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  • Nicholas Nickleby Charles Dickens I shall never regret doing as I have never, if I starve or beg in consequence When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father s death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister But Ralph Nickleby proves both hard hearted and unscrupulous, and Nicholas finds himself forced to make his own way in the world His a I shall never regret doing as I have never, if I starve or beg in consequence When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father s death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister But Ralph Nickleby proves both hard hearted and unscrupulous, and Nicholas finds himself forced to make his own way in the world His adventures gave Dickens the opportunity to portray an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics Wackford Squeers, the tyrannical headmaster of Dotheboys Hall, a school for unwanted boys the slow witted orphan Smike, rescued by Nicholas and the gloriously theatrical Mr and Mrs Crummles and their daughter, the infant phenonenon Like many of Dickens s novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius at its most unerring.Mark Ford s introduction compares Nicholas Nickleby to eighteenth century picaresque novels, and examines Dickens s criticism of the Yorkshire Schools , his social satire and use of language This edition includes the original illustrations by Phiz , a chronology and a list for further reading.
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    1. Reading Dickens is like taking a deep breath of air, feeling life in its most vivid form Being 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 should like to state my case, as it would be very un Dickensian of me not to indu [...]

    2. 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 Nicholas Nickleby, containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings and Complete Career of the Nickleby Family.It was published, as his previous novels had been, in monthly installments, between 1838 and 1839, and the last p [...]

    3. The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles DickensThe novel centres on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies 2010 1376 116 964471301 19 1388 137 9789643695255 1380 139 9649301011 19 .

    4. When the name of the cruel schoolmaster is Wackford Squeers 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 milquetoast David Copperfield This is classic Dickens at the height of his powers My generic comment about Charles Dickens First of all, although I am a partisan of Dickens writing and have read and relished most his works, I concede [...]

    5. No dark sarcasm in the classroom.If you don t eat your meat, you can t have any pudding Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall, Pt 2 I delight in Dickens class humor social satire and irony Nicholas Nickleby was third novel, right after Oliver Twist This novel is lighter than Twist but nearly as influential in pressuring changes to English society in the mid 1800s Here, Dickens target was an abusive all male boarding school in Yorkshire In researching for this novel, Dickens made visits to this s [...]

    6. Only now, as I will getting to know the work of Dickens, I begin to understand why his books make me feel young It is that books like this arouse the dream they are dramas of real life in which good and evil clash, but being the Good the eternal winner This naivet is no than a reflection of the natural goodness that characterized this magnificent human being named Charles Dickens The famous Happy Endings of Dickens are not only elements of romantic oversimplification They are a manifesto of the [...]

    7. I m really not sure why I like Dickens so much He is predictable, there will be coincidences that could never happen in the real world, and in the end everyone will get their just deserts except for the poor, sad creature who is destined to see heaven ahead of his time Ah, but he does it with so much style and panache He creates characters you are seldom ambivalent about, dastardly villains you can feel no compassion for, and good people who restore your faith in humanity.In Nicholas Nickleby, a [...]

    8. After his father dies, Nicholas Nickleby must go to work to support his mother and sister The family is at the mercy of the wicked uncle Nicholas, at Ralph s arrangement, takes a position with Dothebys, a boarding school run by Mr Squeers Squeers and his equally corrupt wife regularly abuse the boys in their charge After an incident, Nicholas leaves for London, being joined by Smike, one of the older boys Newman Noggs, an employee of Ralph Nickleby,delivers a message to Nicholas Life, love, and [...]

    9. 2nd readingI wouldn t have chosen this Dickens to reread but for recently joining a local group The Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans The reread was certainly worth it and not only for the convivial fellowship of the monthly meetings How can you go wrong with cheese and cakes being offered, and tea and sometimes wine being poured Sure, there were the somewhat annoying coincidences, melodrama, blushing love interests and meaningless side plots and I don t mean at the meetings , all true to the pi [...]

    10. I have a titular affinity with this novel since it incorporates many common misspellings of my surname Nicols, Nichols, Nickles, Nicholas, Nicolls and once Amber Juliana Swami Dickens s third novel unites the comedic episodes of The Pickwick Papers with the melodramatic realism of Oliver Twist in a brilliant 832 page OWC edition adventure filled with manipulative drama than Lot 45 on Hollywood Studios known as the Robin Williams Crap Mound Unlike the aforesaid former comic actor s appalling att [...]

    11. One common criticism of The Pickwick Papers is that it has no plot This novel is the antithesis of Pickwick, it has too much plot At 1020 pages in length this is the largest book that I have ever read, and it really felt like it Dickens is the master of setting and characterisation However, sometimes he can get so caught up in describing the mood and the presence of a location that half the chapter is gone before any dialogue is even uttered This novel contains, in my opinion, one of Dicken s mo [...]

    12. When I first went to the UK and was doing my version of A Tour Round the Whole Island of Great Britain, which involved many hours alone on British Rail and in BBs, this was the only book I took with me and it was the only one I needed Because of their length, you could probably say the same about any of Dickens novels, but somehow this story of two young people going out for the first time to travel through the world on their own albeit by necessity and not by choice and meeting all kinds of int [...]

    13. I couldn t quite bring myself to give just one star to a master of English fiction, but honestly, this book is Dickens at his worst maudlin, melodramatic, and almost pathological in its hysterical demonization of the villains Dickens here caters shamelessly to the sentimentalities, moral simplicities, and stereotypes of his readership The good characters are gooily good, the bad ones lack not only any redeeming feature but any plausible motivation, and we are encouraged to relish their downfall [...]

    14. Wackford Squeers The aforementioned schoolmaster is probably the most famous character with the obvious exception of Nicholas himself in Dickens third novel Indeed, in my memory of this book which I last read some fifteen years ago Wackford Squeers featured as one of the dominant figures And that s somewhat odd as he is not the major villain of the piece, he is merely one of a gallery of grotesque rogues the Nickleby children encounter So why does he linger so long in the mind I think it s becau [...]

    15. In short, the poor Nicklebys were social and happy while the rich Nickleby was alone and miserable The contrast between rich and poor, happy and miserable, greed and contentment, have always been key parts of all Dickens works Nicholas Nickleby is no exception to this rule in how Dickens sets up the titular hero as the originally poor, yet noble, character and the other men around him as scheming misers.The plot essentially follows the Nickleby family, left without a father and with Nicholas Nic [...]

    16. You guys should know by now that I m a tragic Dickens fangirl I ve been obsessed with the dude s writing since I was ten I passed Dickens Trash status many a long year ago Nicholas Nickleby isn t one of my favourites, and it took me a solid week to get through it But it s still definitely worth a regular reread Nicholas as a character is kind of a pain He clearly has anger management issues, and yet everyone fawns over him Madeline is almost non existent on the page, and yet we re supposed to be [...]

    17. This Dickens title definitely goes on my list of favorites After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby must care for his mother and younger sister When the family appeals to miserly uncle Ralph Nickleby for aid, he gets rid of them as quickly and cheaply as he can and Nicholas is sent to work as an assistant to the brutish school master Wackford Squeeres in Yorkshire where he befriends the poor, abused Smike Nicholas soon leaves Yorkshire which sets of a chain of events which engender his u [...]

    18. I just lovely Charles Dickens and this book lives up to all the others I have read to date.Nicholas Nickleby is are hero and he lives up to this in every way His uncle is are villain and he lives up to the word Nicholas wants nothing but to protect his mother and sister but his uncle has other plans for these two ladies will Nicholas be able to stop his evil plans.Why not read this novel and find out for yourself

    19. this is possibly probably the last dickens i will read, for a while at least i might reread great expectations to see if i still like it, but not soon i have just read Borges claim he only reads for pleasure, not because it is classic well i have read the last 3 dickens for just that reason, somebody told me they are classics by now i have read 5 dickens, enough to venture an understanding of his work i can see why he is still read, why he is adapted for films, for tv and miniseries it is all ab [...]

    20. Spoilers Do not read if you fear them.I think that this is the most satisfying of Dickens s novels But then, I say that about all of his novels, after each re read Except for Martin Chuzzlewit Dickens is one writer I ll probably never review, because my reviews would be longer than the novels, so multi layered as they are The most satisfying scene It was one of the brimstone and treacle mornings, and Mrs Squeers had entered school according to custom with the large bowl and spoon, followed by Mi [...]

    21. Loved it This is the light, breezy, humorous, cheery side of Dickens He must have written this through a good, happy period of his life Nicholas Nickleby contains Dickens signature purely evil people and purely pure people, his incredibly described people and situations It also is chockfull of humorous paragraphs, descriptions, situations and quippy one liners Wonderful, entertaining reading with a great story, lots of twists, turns and surprises.

    22. Non nascondo che leggere questo libro un impresa impegnativa, pi per la mole e il melodramma vertiginoso che per la lingua originale il linguaggio di Dickens risulta ostico solo all inizio, finch non si prende il ritmo, molto pi angosciante leggere questi incipit Viveva un tempo, in una localit appartata della contea del Devonshire, un certo signor Goffredo Nickleby Goffredo Nicholas Nickleby non il romanzo migliore di Dickens Passa da melodramma a farsa avrei volentieri saltato tutta la parte d [...]

    23. I m not faulting Dickens for my tepid enjoyment of this The BBC version starring James D Arcy is absolutely marvelous and had me itching to read the source material I m sure it s just as great if long winded in spots, as Dickens is wont to do.However, as happens all too often, the audiobook narrator sucked ass Robert Whitfield You, sir, ran the gamut of voices from A to B Okay, maybe C Sometimes This review was fully intended to have GIFs of said James D Arcy version, but the only ones that exis [...]

    24. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend If so, why What can I say This is Dickens at his best and the master certainly doesn t need MY recommendation Suffice it to say that Simon Vance s narration does justice to the material making this an excellent choice for any audiobook reader with an ear for the classics.If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be Sex Drugs Rock n Roll None of them are in this film but watch it anyway Any additional comments Apologies for the abov [...]

    25. Holy crap, if I had known how funny Dickens is, I wouldn t have put off reading him for so long Now, I m not sure why I did.While I read that Nicholas Nickleby isn t Dickens best or most respected work, I enjoyed the dickens out of it sorry Farcical melodrama at it s most amusing, I say Sure, the characters are pretty cliche, aptonymical caricatures of various personality traits writ large, but who is better at rendering human motivations and clothing them in astonishingly recognizable portraits [...]

    26. So often there s a particular scene or series of scenes from a book that stay with me and the ones from Nicholas Nickleby are the early ones between him and Smike On page 97 of this edition Nickleby sees Smike on his knees before the stove Smike shrinks back expecting a blow but Nickleby says, You need not fear me are you cold Smike says he s not cold but Nickleby can see he s shivering He thinks, There was such an obvious fear of giving offence in his manner, and he was such a timid, broken spi [...]

    27. More of a ramble than a review and contains a few mildly spoilerish bits When young Nicholas Nickleby s father dies leaving him penniless, he, his mother and his sister, Kate, must throw themselves on the charity of their uncle, Ralph Nickleby Though rich, Ralph is a cold, unfeeling man who sees no reason why he should be responsible for the welfare of his feckless brother s family He seems to take delight in finding the worst position he can for young Nicholas, as assistant to Wackford Squeers, [...]

    28. The first Dickens I read I wanted to read Nicholas Nickleby so much since I love the adaptation starring the ever so gorgeous Charlie Hunnam as Nicholas Compared to other Dickens that I have read, Nicholas Nickleby is lighter Basically, it tells Nicholas journey to reach success Not only that, he also reveals some dark secrets of his family I enjoyed this a lot, due to the fact that when reading it, I always imagined Mr Hunnam s face ehm The characters are also remarkable Our hero Nicholas is an [...]

    29. Wow, what a trial I loved Great Expectations, I tolerated Oliver Twist, but Nicholas Nickleby was a bear to get through I bought the book years ago in error, thinking it was on a college course reading list This book sat on my shelf until I finally decided to take a crack at it last fall After about 200 pages, I put it down and it just kind of sat there Then I decided to download a pdf copy from google books in an effort to read a little bit each day at work on my lunch break Didn t enjoy that e [...]

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