Discussions of Nicholas Nickleby (1839)
- Autobiographical elements in the novel: Dickens's mother was the original for the querulous Mrs. Nickleby
- Self-Presentation and Self-Realisation in Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby
- The Chartist trials, criminalized speech, Treason-Felony Act of 1848, and Dickens
- Roots of the novel in Pantomime
- Sir Walter Scott's Edward Waverley and Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby: Passive Heroes?
- Setting in the Novel
- Smike and Death
- Smike unafraid to die
- Dickens’s Consumptive Urbanity: Consumption (Tuberculosis) through the Prism of Sensibility
- William Morris alluded to it in a letter to Swinburne
- Yates's Adaptation for the Theater
- Boucicault's Smike; or, Nicholas Nickelby (1859)
- Thomas and Jean Davenport: The Originals of Crummles and Daughter in Nicholas Nickleby
Lengthily entitled The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings, and Complete Career of the Nickleby Family, edited by "Boz", Dickens's third novel involved close collaboration between the young author and his illustrator, Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), who together visited some notorious Yorkshire schools in January 1838, in particular Bowes Academy in Greta Bridge run by headmaster William Shaw, who in 1823 had been prosecuted for criminal negligence when two of his charges went blind. Phiz and Boz modelled Wackford Squeers directly on Shaw, and Dotheboys Hall on his "Academy." The thirty-nine steel engravings were presented in nineteen serial numbers issued between April 1838 and October 1839. The major subsequent editions are as follows: The Diamond Edition (Ticknor & Fields, Boston: 1867), The Household Edition (Harper & Bros., New York: 1875), The Household Edition (Chapman & Hall, London: 1875), and The Charles Dickens Library Edition (Educational Book, London: 1910).
- Cover for Monthly Parts
- Mr. Ralph Nickleby's First Visit to His Poor Relations
- Nicholas Astonishes Mr. Squeers and Family
- The Country Manager Rehearses a Combat
- The Last Brawl between Sir Mulbery and His Pupil
- The Recognition
- The Children at Their Cousin's Grave
- Sixteen Illustrations from the Diamond Edition, IV, by Sol Eytinge, Junior (1867)
- Fifty-two Illustrations from the Household Edition (NY), IV, by C. S. Reinhart (1875)
- Fifty-nine Illustrations from the Household Edition (London), IV, by Fred Barnard (1875)
- Twenty-nine Illustrations from the Charles Dickens Library Edition (London), IV, by Harry Furniss (1910)
Barnard, J. "Fred" (illustrator). Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby, with fifty-eight illustrations. The Works of Charles Dickens: The Household Edition. 22 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1875. Rpt. 1890. XV.
Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With fifty-two illustrations by C. S. Reinhart. The Household Edition. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. I.
__________. Nicholas Nickleby. With 39 illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). London: Chapman & Hall, 1839.
__________. Nicholas Nickleby. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. The Charles Dickens Library Edition. 18 vols. London: Educational Book, 1910. IV.
__________. "Nicholas Nickleby." Scenes and Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens, being eight hundred and sixty-six drawings by Fred Barnard et al.. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1908.
Steig, Michael. Chapter 2, "The Beginnings of 'Phiz': Pickwick, Nickleby, and the Emergence from Caricature." Dickens and Phiz. Bloomington & London: Indiana U. P., 1978. Pp. 24-50.
Vann, J. Don. "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, twenty parts in nineteen monthly installments, April 1838-October 1839." New York: Modern Language Association, 1985. Page 63.
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