When Nicholas's father dies he, his mother and sister are left penniless.
To earn his keep, Nicholas becomes a tutor at Dotheboys Hall but soon discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, is a one-eyed tyrant who insists on a harsh regime.
Nicholas embarks on an adventure that takes him from loathsome boarding schools to the London stage.
Dickens confronts issues of neglect and cruelty in this blackly comic masterpiece.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 944 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/02/2011
- Category: ELT graded readers
- ISBN: 9780099540793