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Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Version 2)

Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby is a young Devonshire man of nineteen, handsome and hot headed, devoted to his sister Kate and his parents. Following the death of Nicholas’s father, they find themselves penniless, and travel to London to seek help from his uncle, Ralph Nickleby, a heartless, cunning rogue. He grudgingly finds employment for Nicholas in Dotheby Hall, a school in Yorkshire run by the brutal Mr. and Mrs. Wackford Squeers. Appalled at the condition and treatment of the school children, Nicholas rebels, escaping with Smike, a young man/child who has become devoted to him. Meanwhile back in London, Ralph Nickleby uses his beautiful niece Kate to adorn dinner parties for his disreputable male clientele. He also acquires for her a position as a dressmaker, where she finds herself working under a despotic supervisor.Nicholas, in search of employment, first tutors children of the Kenwigs family. Later he meets the flamboyant Mr.Vincent Crummles, and along with Smike, joins his theatrical troupe, with a band of hilarious actors. Among his many tasks, he creates posters, adapts scripts and acts in many productions. Learning of Kate being in peril, he and Smike leave the troupe to come to her aid. Nicholas then meets with the wonderful Cheeryble brothers who help him start a new life with his family and Smike -- but Smike is captured by Wackford Squeers and returned to Dotheby Hall in Yorkshire. Nicholas goes to the school to rescue Smike, and faces off Mr.Squeers, in an unforgettable scene.In the course of his many adventures, Nicholas falls in love, his sister Kate falls in love, and even the often dotty Mrs. Nickleby is courted by a strange man who flings vegetables to her as tokens of love.Written when Dickens was himself a young man, Nicholas Nickleby is full of twists and turns, and adventures both merry and tragic, with, as always, many unforgettable characters. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

Nicholas Nickleby is a young Devonshire man of nineteen, handsome and hot headed, devoted to his sister Kate and his parents. Following the death of Nicholas’s father, they find themselves penniless, and travel to London to seek help from his uncle, Ralph Nickleby, a heartless, cunning rogue. He grudgingly finds employment for Nicholas in Dotheby Hall, a school in Yorkshire run by the brutal Mr. and Mrs. Wackford Squeers. Appalled at the condition and treatment of the school children, Nicholas rebels, escaping with Smike, a young man/child who has become devoted to him. Meanwhile back in London, Ralph Nickleby uses his beautiful niece Kate to adorn dinner parties for his disreputable male clientele. He also acquires for her a position as a dressmaker, where she finds herself working under a despotic supervisor.Nicholas, in search of employment, first tutors children of the Kenwigs family. Later he meets the flamboyant Mr.Vincent Crummles, and along with Smike, joins his theatrical troupe, with a band of hilarious actors. Among his many tasks, he creates posters, adapts scripts and acts in many productions. Learning of Kate being in peril, he and Smike leave the troupe to come to her aid. Nicholas then meets with the wonderful Cheeryble brothers who help him start a new life with his family and Smike -- but Smike is captured by Wackford Squeers and returned to Dotheby Hall in Yorkshire. Nicholas goes to the school to rescue Smike, and faces off Mr.Squeers, in an unforgettable scene.In the course of his many adventures, Nicholas falls in love, his sister Kate falls in love, and even the often dotty Mrs. Nickleby is courted by a strange man who flings vegetables to her as tokens of love.Written when Dickens was himself a young man, Nicholas Nickleby is full of twists and turns, and adventures both merry and tragic, with, as always, many unforgettable characters. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Nicholas Nickleby is a young Devonshire man of nineteen, handsome and hot headed, devoted to his sister Kate and his parents. Following the death of Nicholas’s father, they find themselves penniless, and travel to London to seek help from his uncle, Ralph Nickleby, a heartless, cunning rogue. He grudgingly finds employment for Nicholas in Dotheby Hall, a school in Yorkshire run by the brutal Mr. and Mrs. Wackford Squeers. Appalled at the condition and treatment of the school children, Nicholas rebels, escaping with Smike, a young man/child who has become devoted to him. Meanwhile back in London, Ralph Nickleby uses his beautiful niece Kate to adorn dinner parties for his disreputable male clientele. He also acquires for her a position as a dressmaker, where she finds herself working under a despotic supervisor.Nicholas, in search of employment, first tutors children of the Kenwigs family. Later he meets the flamboyant Mr.Vincent Crummles, and along with Smike, joins his theatrical troupe, with a band of hilarious actors. Among his many tasks, he creates posters, adapts scripts and acts in many productions. Learning of Kate being in peril, he and Smike leave the troupe to come to her aid. Nicholas then meets with the wonderful Cheeryble brothers who help him start a new life with his family and Smike -- but Smike is captured by Wackford Squeers and returned to Dotheby Hall in Yorkshire. Nicholas goes to the school to rescue Smike, and faces off Mr.Squeers, in an unforgettable scene.In the course of his many adventures, Nicholas falls in love, his sister Kate falls in love, and even the often dotty Mrs. Nickleby is courted by a strange man who flings vegetables to her as tokens of love.Written when Dickens was himself a young man, Nicholas Nickleby is full of twists and turns, and adventures both merry and tragic, with, as always, many unforgettable characters. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

35h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

12:59


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:00:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

49:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

40:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

43:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

35:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

43:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

38:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

42:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

43:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

43:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

39:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

23:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

43:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

31:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

32:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

35:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

40:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

33:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

39:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

44:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

28:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

38:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

35:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

31:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

32:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

46:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

33:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

29:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

35:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

30:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

21:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

40:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

36:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

29:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

28:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

25:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:29