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The two run away together, finding shelter with a colorful troupe of traveling players headed by flamboyantly theatrical Vincent Crummles Nathan Lane and his equally fruity wife Barry Humphries. Sister Kate has been placed in a compromising position by the lascivious attentions of Sir Mulberry Hawk Edward Fox , a banking crony of Uncle Ralph, whom Nicholas confronts angrily about the degradation he has brought upon the family.
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This marks the beginning of a festering war between the two. Kate, too, is relegated to the narrative sidelines, with Nicholas and Smike figuring as the only fully developed younger characters. Rest of the ensemble delivers superb characterizations, often veering mischievously over the top as with Broadbent and Stevenson, who juggle humor and horror, introducing giddy sexual overtones into their rapport that make the ghastly couple even more unseemly.
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Here too, with the Squeers and their two vile children, McGrath successfully underlines how even the most seemingly rancid family can function as a harmonious unit. Likewise the Crummles, with Lane and Humphries having a royal good time, the latter doubling as a physically impeded Romeo; and the Cheeryble brothers, played like a fussily paternal Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Courtenay makes an incisive impression as a man embittered by his situation but not averse to using his position to do good, while Fox is all haughtiness and gentlemanly sleaze. Hart, Jeffrey Sharp. A rare copy of Nickelby in the original publisher's cloth.
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This copy without some of the earliest issue points: pg. A Very Good copy with wear to the cloth along the lower spine hinge and at the board edges. Original yellow end-papers with some splitting at the inner hinges. Moderate foxing to the plates, pages generally clean.
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But on the whole, and authentic and attractive copy of the first edition in book form. Indeed, it was the book's huge sales that enabled Dickens to give up parliamentary reporting and become a full-time writer