originally published in book form in 1839; Donohue, Henneberry & Co. publishers; an obviously vintage book but no publication date in book; hardbound with red boards and gilt lettering and design on cover; good condition with good binding; deckel style page edges.
The novel by Charles Dickens was originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839. It was Dickens' third novel. The story centres on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies.Nicholas Nickleby; or, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a novel by Charles Dickens. The novel centres on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies.
'Nickleby' marks a new development in a further sense as it is the first of Dickens's romances. When it was published the book was an immediate and complete success and established Dickens's lasting reputation.
The cruelty of a real Yorkshire schoolmaster named William Shaw became the basis for Dickens's brutal character of Wackford Squeers. Dickens visited Shaw's school in Bowes and based the school section of Nicholas Nickleby on his visit.[
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