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Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Version 3)

Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens's third novel following on from Pickwick Papers and Oliver twist. It has a cast of wonderful characters that include Wackford Squeers, the reprehensible and villainous headmaster whose reign of terror at his school in Yorkshire resulted in the abuse and deaths of many of his unwanted and orphaned children, Mr Vincent Crummles and his hilariously inept touring company, the munificent Cheeryble brothers, Ralph Nickleby, Nicholas's uncle, a mean spirited man who is driven by avarice and irrational hatred of his nephew, Smike a boy brutalised by Squeers and his family leaving him mentally and physically handicapped and Mrs Nickleby, Nicholas’s mother, who is pretentiously genteel and somewhat garrulous. There are many more finely drawn characters who combine to make this not only a comic masterpiece of the period but more than one love story threads its way through the dialogue. Probably what we would call today a ‘Romacom’ and as such Nicholas Nickleby never ceases to delight. (Summary by Peter Keeble)

Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens's third novel following on from Pickwick Papers and Oliver twist. It has a cast of wonderful characters that include Wackford Squeers, the reprehensible and villainous headmaster whose reign of terror at his school in Yorkshire resulted in the abuse and deaths of many of his unwanted and orphaned children, Mr Vincent Crummles and his hilariously inept touring company, the munificent Cheeryble brothers, Ralph Nickleby, Nicholas's uncle, a mean spirited man who is driven by avarice and irrational hatred of his nephew, Smike a boy brutalised by Squeers and his family leaving him mentally and physically handicapped and Mrs Nickleby, Nicholas’s mother, who is pretentiously genteel and somewhat garrulous. There are many more finely drawn characters who combine to make this not only a comic masterpiece of the period but more than one love story threads its way through the dialogue. Probably what we would call today a ‘Romacom’ and as such Nicholas Nickleby never ceases to delight. (Summary by Peter Keeble)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens's third novel following on from Pickwick Papers and Oliver twist. It has a cast of wonderful characters that include Wackford Squeers, the reprehensible and villainous headmaster whose reign of terror at his school in Yorkshire resulted in the abuse and deaths of many of his unwanted and orphaned children, Mr Vincent Crummles and his hilariously inept touring company, the munificent Cheeryble brothers, Ralph Nickleby, Nicholas's uncle, a mean spirited man who is driven by avarice and irrational hatred of his nephew, Smike a boy brutalised by Squeers and his family leaving him mentally and physically handicapped and Mrs Nickleby, Nicholas’s mother, who is pretentiously genteel and somewhat garrulous. There are many more finely drawn characters who combine to make this not only a comic masterpiece of the period but more than one love story threads its way through the dialogue. Probably what we would call today a ‘Romacom’ and as such Nicholas Nickleby never ceases to delight. (Summary by Peter Keeble)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter John Keeble

Length:

31h 37m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

39:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

37:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

36:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

38:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

41:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

35:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

40:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

27:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

33:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

34:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

29:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

33:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

37:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

26:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

36:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

34:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

27:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

30:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

39:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

27:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

29:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

30:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

25:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

14:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

27:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

35:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

23:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

14:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

23:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

21:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:02