Dependent on the so-called benevolence of his Uncle Ralph, Nicholas is thrust into the world to care for his mother and sister. With his extraordinary gift for social satire, Dickens gives us a light-hearted tale in which goodness and joy easily defeat the forces of evil.
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This is an audio version of the story of Nicholas Nickleby, who is thrust into the world to care for his mother and sister. But fate puts the cruel schoolmaster Wackford Squeers in his path, ensuring it is far from an easy one to travel.Review:
"The novel has everything: an absorbing melodrama, with a supporting cast of heroes, villains and eccentrics, set in a London where vast wealth and desperate poverty live cheek-by-jow" -- Jasper Rees The Times "Nicholas Nickleby was a revelation. Here was a school - Dotheboy's Hall, with its grotesque headmaster, Wackford Squeers - which was even worse than the prison camp to which my poor innocent parents had confined me! The story of Dotheboy's Hall seemed horribly familiar - the beatings, the bad food. But here was something to which even a child could respond. As well as being sympathetic to the plight of the children, the author was hilarious" -- A.N Wilson "Dickens is huge - like the sky. Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer - or any combination of these" -- Susannah Clarke
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 1996. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-226-13-0462100