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Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, 1st Edition, 1839


Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Bound in period in leather and housed in a custom cloth slipcase with a portrait of the author on the cover. First edition of Dickens’ third novel and one of his most popular, illustrated with 39 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) and extra-illustrated with 55 engraved plates, handsomely bound in period leather. Published in 20 monthly parts between March 1838 and September 1839, Dickens' third novel -- with a plot, characters and dialogue that possess "the feel of theatre; it is as if Dickens saw human life conducted among lights of the stage, making it somehow larger and brighter than the reality" (Ackroyd, 283). Indeed, the public reading version of the text Dickens prepared "became one of his standard repertoire pieces. 'I think Nickleby tops all the readings,' Dickens reported" (Schlike, 417).


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