Nicholas Nickleby


Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby [Nicholas Nickleby]
a novel (1839) by Charles Dickens. Nicholas Nickleby is a young man who has to make enough money to support his mother and sister after his father dies. He first goes to work as a teacher at ↑Dotheboys Hall, a school run by the evil Wackford Squeers. Nicholas is shocked by the conditions there, and by their cruel treatment of a poor boy called Smike. Nicholas and Smike escape from the school together and later work in a theatre company run by Vincent Crummles. There are many other linked stories in the novel, but its main importance is that it showed ↑Victorian society how terrible conditions in many of its schools were, and in fact led to a lot of them being closed or improved.

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