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Nicholas Nickleby Nicholas Nickleby Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens

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Around the central story of Nicholas Nickleby and the misfortunes of his family Dickens created some of his most wonderful characters: the muddle-headed Mrs. Nickleby, the gloriously theatrical Crummles, their protegee Miss Petowker, the pretentiousMoreAround the central story of Nicholas Nickleby and the misfortunes of his family Dickens created some of his most wonderful characters: the muddle-headed Mrs. Nickleby, the gloriously theatrical Crummles, their protegee Miss Petowker, the pretentious Mantalinis, and the mindlessly cruel Squeers and his wife. Nicholas Nicklebys loose, haphazard progress harks back to the picaresque novels of the eighteenth century -- particularly those of Smollett and Fielding -- yet the novels exuberant atmosphere of romance, adventure, and freedom is leavend by Dickens awareness of social ills and financial and class insecurity.