Tuesday, 18 October 2011

ABC Wednesday, N for Nicholas Nickleby




Another book by the great Charles Dickens! His third book.

Nicholas Nickleby; or, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839.
The novel centers around the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father death. His Uncle Ralph, who thinks Nicholas will never amount to anything, plays the role of the bad character.

For all romantic people among you: it has a happy ending, like most of Dickens's books.


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Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with N.

24 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I must admit that I've never read this. BUT I have seen adaptations of it on stage and screen.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

anthonynorth said...

A fine novel. Dickens was the best, even if many of his books are, shall we say, over long.

Jedediah said...

Somehow I never really liked Dickens all that much. But he has shaped our perception of Victorian England very much, even for those who have never read him. Here's a great comic about his books.

Rajesh said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing.

Nanka said...

Remember it as a Sunday morning episode on TV which was serialized here!!

Lisa said...

I hate to admit it, but I've never read this book or seen the movie. Love the trailer and will probably try and rent it sometime soon. What a fabulous cast! Thanks for a great entry today.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Good choise for N. Also good when the end is haååy :)

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Great N post. Not my favorite of Dickens, but still great choice.

Leslie: said...

You know, that's one I've never read...I really should! Thanks for letting us know it has a happy ending for once! Hope you have a great week,

Leslie
abcw team

Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent selection for the letter N, Wil. Two Ns in one, by the great Charles Dickens. My husband loves Dickens. Maybe it's his name?
I hope you are well, my friend. You'll have to be dressing warmly to ride your bicycle at this time of year.
Cheers, Kay and Dick

George said...

It's been years since I've read any Dickens. This would be a good book with which to get reacquainted.

Hildred and Charles said...

Thank you for sharing this Wil. It is time for a re-read of this story.

Gigi Ann said...

I am probably the only person in the world, who has not read much of Mr. Dickens. I have never read this book, but have seen some movies based on Dickens books.

Wanda said...

I haven't read this one...think maybe I better. The movie trailer looks interesting.

Paula Scott said...

Oh, my...I had completely forgotten about that one! You surely jogged my memory. It was a fine novel indeed!

Shooting Parrots said...

I must admit that Nicolas Nickleby was one of those Dickens' novels that I didn't really appreciate.

Louis la Vache said...

A fine choice for "N", Wil.
;-D

The Weaver of Grass said...

One of my favourite Dickens's books Wil.

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful choice. Wonderful.

BlueShell said...

I'll try to see the film.
Greetings from Portugal

Vicki Lane said...

I've read a lot of Dickens but not this one -- maybe soon.

sunny said...

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Dutchbaby said...

Haven't read this one, but I read "David Copperfield" in Dutch and English.

Vagabonde said...

J’ai lu plusieurs livres de Dickens mais pas celui-ci. J’aime beaucoup votre photo des raisins.