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This is an auction for NICHOLAS NICKLEBY by Charles Dickens.

This is the complete and unabridged text, in two hardback volumes.

"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 protégée Miss Petowker, the pretentious Mantalinis, and the mindlessly cruel Squeers and his wife. Nicholas Nickleby's loose, haphazard progress harks back to the picaresque novels of the eighteenth century - particularly those of Smollett and Fielding - yet the novel's exuberant atmosphere of romance, adventure, and freedom is leavened by Dickens' awareness of social ills and financial and class insecurity."

"The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby was originally published in 20 monthly instalments by "Boz" from 1838 to 1839 and published in book form in 1839. An early novel, this melodramatic tale of young Nickleby's adventures as he struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England resembles The Pickwick Papers in structure, although not always in tone. Throughout, comic events are interspersed with Dickens' moving indictment of society's ill treatment of children and the cruelty of the educational system."
- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

Two leather-bound Heron Books hardbacks.

Undated, but about 1968.

1003 pages in the two volumes.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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