Dicken's Works Vol 12 Nicholas Nickleby Part 2 (1900) Peter Fenelon Collier vintage hardback

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Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Red wine leather and green cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. Unmarked copy. Spine and corners show wear. Small chip missing from spine. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb; Volume 12 with full page frontispiece and 12 beautiful illustrations!

Nicholas Nickleby Part 2, A Christmas Tree and The Long Voyage

'I shall never regret doing as I have—never, if I starve or beg in consequence'

When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby proves both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, and Nicholas finds himself forced to make his own way in the world. His adventures gave Dickens the opportunity to portray an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics: Wackford Squeers, the tyrannical headmaster of Dotheboys Hall, a school for unwanted boys; the slow-witted orphan Smike, rescued by Nicholas; and the gloriously theatrical Mr and Mrs Crummles and their daughter, the 'infant phenonenon'. Like many of Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius at its most unerring.