Nicholas Nickleby A facsimile edition of "The Nonsuch Dickens"
Author: Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
Publisher/Date: Overlook Press (c. 2005) This edition of "Nonsuch Dickens" published in 2008. A facsimile edition of the Nunsuch Press edition originally published in the 1938.
Format/Condition: New quarter-leather and linen cloth hardcover book with gilt lettering and a wrap around band in a clear acetate dust jacket in Fine condition. Ribbon bookmark. 835 pages. Dimensions: 7 x 10 1/4 x 2 inches. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with some black-and-white line drawings.
Description: A satire on England's educational system tells of the harsh schoolmasters and the boys who are at their mercy through the story of orphan Nicholas Nickleby, who is sent by his greedy uncle to Dotheboys Hall to work as a teacher.
The legendary "Nonesuch Dickens", issued in the 1930s, presented the writing of the foremost English novelist in its most distinguished format. Upon its original publication, the set was hailed as "one of the most glorious publishing achievements of our time." Now the peerless Nonesuch standards have been revived in new editions of Dickens most beloved works, introducing a new generation of readers to these masterpieces of literature, illustration and book design.