The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Having only read 1 of Dickens' novels in high school (Great Expectations) without enjoying it, for years I've stayed away from his other works. A love of all things Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, however, created a great love of BBC movies. And BBC reintroduced Dickens to me with their recent adaptations of Bleak House and Little Dorrit. So I decided to give him another try with Nicholas Nickleby. I loved it!! So much, in fact, that after a few chapters of reading it with DailyLit I simply had to purchase a hard cover edition to add to my library. With an engaging plot and characters that are moving and at times comical, Nickleby has made it's way to the top of my book list!