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Penguin classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Charles Dickens’ comic classic, Nicholas Nickleby, read by Michael Siberry. Around the central story of Nicholas Nickleby and the misfortunes of his family, Dickens created some of his most wonderful characters: the muddle-headed Mrs Nickleby, the gloriously theatrical Crummles, their protégé Miss Petowker, the pretentious Mantalinis and the mindlessly cruel Squeers and his wife. Nicholas Nichleby’s loose, haphazard progress harks back to the picaresque novels of the 18th century - particularly those of Smollett and Fielding. Yet the novel’s exuberant atmosphere of romance, adventure and freedom is overshadowed by Dickens’ awareness of social ills and financial and class insecurity.

Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

©2012 Charles Dickens (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

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