On his comical and satirical adventures up and down the country, the eponymous here of Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby" confronts a large and varied cast of characters, including Wackford Squeers, the fantastic ogre of a schoolmaster, and Vincent Crummles, the grandiloquent ham actor. Punishing wickedness, befriending the helpless, strutting the stage, and falling in love, Nicholas shares some of his creator's energy and earnestness as he faces the pressing issues of early Victorian society.
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