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Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

1. Chapter 00
2. Chapter 01
3. Chapter 02
4. Chapter 03
5. Chapter 04
6. Chapter 05
7. Chapter 06
8. Chapter 07
9. Chapter 08
10. Chapter 09
11. Chapter 10
12. Chapter 11
13. Chapter 12
14. Chapter 13
15. Chapter 14
16. Chapter 15
17. Chapter 16
18. Chapter 17
19. Chapter 18
20. Chapter 19
21. Chapter 20
22. Chapter 21
23. Chapter 22
24. Chapter 23
25. Chapter 24
26. Chapter 25
27. Chapter 26
28. Chapter 27
29. Chapter 28
30. Chapter 29
31. Chapter 30
32. Chapter 31
33. Chapter 32
34. Chapter 33
35. Chapter 34
36. Chapter 35
37. Chapter 36
38. Chapter 37
39. Chapter 38
40. Chapter 39
41. Chapter 40
42. Chapter 41
43. Chapter 42
44. Chapter 43
45. Chapter 44
46. Chapter 45
47. Chapter 46
48. Chapter 47
49. Chapter 48
50. Chapter 49
51. Chapter 50
52. Chapter 51
53. Chapter 52
54. Chapter 53
55. Chapter 54
56. Chapter 55
57. Chapter 56
58. Chapter 57
59. Chapter 58
60. Chapter 59
61. Chapter 60
62. Chapter 61
63. Chapter 62
64. Chapter 63
65. Chapter 64
66. Chapter 65

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Nicholas Nickleby is a young Devonshire man of nineteen, handsome and hot headed, devoted to his sister Kate and his parents. Following the death of Nicholas’s father, they find themselves penniless, and travel to London to seek help from his uncle, Ralph Nickleby, a heartless, cunning rogue. He grudgingly finds employment for Nicholas in Dotheby Hall, a school in Yorkshire run by the brutal Mr. and Mrs. Wackford Squeers. Appalled at the condition and treatment of the school children, Nicholas rebels, escaping with Smike, a young man/child who has become devoted to him.Meanwhile back in London, Ralph Nickleby uses his beautiful niece Kate to adorn dinner parties for his disreputable male clientele. He also acquires for her a position as a dressmaker, where she finds herself working under a despotic supervisor.Nicholas, in search of employment, first tutors children of the Kenwigs family. Later he meets the flamboyant Mr. Vincent Crummles, and along with Smike, joins his theatrical troupe, with a band of hilarious actors. Among his many tasks, he creates posters, adapts scripts and acts in many productions.Learning of Kate being in peril, he and Smike leave the troupe to come to her aid. Nicholas then meets with the wonderful Cheeryble brothers who help him start a new life with his family and Smike -- but Smike is captured by Wackford Squeers and returned to Dotheby Hall in Yorkshire. Nicholas goes to the school to rescue Smike, and faces off Mr.Squeers, in an unforgettable scene.In the course of his many adventures, Nicholas falls in love, his sister Kate falls in love, and even the often dotty Mrs. Nickleby is courted by a strange man who flings vegetables to her as tokens of love.Written when Dickens was himself a young man, Nicholas Nickleby is full of twists and turns, and adventures both merry and tragic, with, as always, many unforgettable characters.



- Science

Good story.I love it.Thank you


- Outstanding reader!

Even though I've always been a fan of Nicholas Nickleby/Dickens, Mil Nicholson took my fandom to another level. She deserves a standing ovation. How she came up with all those voices for all characters astonishes me.


- Mil Nicholson provides another captivating rendition

Mil Nicholson has given yet another enthralling reading of a Charles Dickens' book. She has developed voices for each of the characters that are distinct, consistent and thoroughly within keeping of the characters' temperament. I find myself compelled by the story, as Ms. Nicholson adds such quality to the story. While I often find myself distracted from a book by other readers (particularly when there are multiple readers for a single book), Ms. Nicholson's characters ARE the story. I cannot recommend her works highly enough. To Ms. Nicholson I would like to express my gratitude for the gifts you have given to the community at large for your work. Please continue!


- Nicholas Nickelby

Brilliant! Thanks to Ms Nicholson's recording of this audio. I'm learning her accent.


Ms Nicholson's reading of Dickens could not be improved upon. Dickens is as ever hugely entertaining.


- Pretty good

I love Dickens' books, but find some places just too slow and too long to bear. Wonderful reading though.

- Wonderful!

Splendid reading by Wil Nicholson. He gives each character his/her own personality. His voice is easy on the ear and keeps you listening with interest.