The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Like most of his novels, Dickens took a piece of social commentary and turned it into one masterpiece that survives the centuries, when such problems are long since past. Nicholas Nickleby tells the tale of a family broken by the death of their father, and relying on the help of a mysterious uncle. Yet, uncovers the problems of the old schools for boys, treatment of the disabled, as well a good turn of romance and Dickens-wit. Thoroughly good read and well worth the time.