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Dickens Charles
London Chapman and Hall N.D, 1837. An early issue of this beloved classic, essentially identical to the first edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece, and 39 engraved illustrations by 'Phiz.' 8vo, in a very handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter honey calf over marbled paper covered boards, the spine with extensive fine gilt work between gilt ruled and stippled raised bands, with a dark green morocco lettering label ruled and lettered in gilt, page edges marbled. xvi, 624 pp. A very attractive and proper copy in fine contemporary state with less then normally encountered mellowing and that being primarily confined to the prelims. ONE OF DICKENSÂ’ MOST GROUNDBREAKING NOVELS. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY represents the beginning of DickensÂ’ lifelong warfare against the bad old methods of education. He deals with social abuses while still maintaining his characteristic good humor, attempting to address painful material while still "mak[ing] the reader mirthful over every detail that can be turned into merriment." His style of prose and character development ushered in a new school of intense realism of human portraiture, and helped him early on to secure a place as a great figure in the annals of classic literature. The novel rode on the coattails of the success of THE PICKWICK PAPERS, and was commissioned by Chapman and Hall in November of 1837 for £150 per monthly installment, which was ten times the amount Dickens had received for THE PICKWICK PAPERS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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