Charles Dickens
"Nicholas Nickleby"
Old Postcard, John Browdie, Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
"It is our custom, sometimes, to tell
sitters what part we are upon, in order
that if there's any particular expression
they want introduced they may throw it
in, at the time, you know".
Miss La Creevy.
John Browdie.
"Nicholas Nickleby" was Dickens's third novel. It was published in monthly parts between March 1838
and September 1839 and takes as its central theme the mistreatment of children in notorious boarding
schools to which they were sent by uncaring parents. In spite of its serious subject, this is one of
Dickens' funniest works. Follow
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""My niece, my lord," said Ralph.
"Then my ears did not deceive me, and
it's not a wa-a-x work," said his
lordship. "How de do ? I'm very
happy."
"She was forced into a kneeling
position by a crowd of shouting
tormentors, and compelled to swallow
a spoonful of the odious mixture,
rendered more than usually savoury
by the immersion in the bowl of Master
Wackford's head."
"Concentrating into that one moment
all his feelings of rage, scorn, and
indignation, Nicholas sprang upon
him, wrested the weapon from his
hand. and pinning him by the throat,
beat the ruffian till he roared for mercy."
"Consider, Kate !" cried
Nicholas...."When I consider all,
and think of what has passed, I
need be made of iron to stand
before him."
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