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From one of Charles Dickens' most beloved novels come some of his most beloved characters, vibrantly brought to life by a star-studded award winning cast. In Nicholas Nikelby, young Nicholas and his family have enjoyed a comfortable life - but then again, this is Dickens. Nicholas' father dies, the family is left penniless, and Nicholas, his sister, and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph. Unfortunately, Ralph's only intention is to break up the family and exploit them, and Nicholas is sent to work at a school run by the cruel and abusive Wackford Squeers. Eventually Nicholas runs away with his kindhearted friend Smike, and the two set off on an adventure to find and reunite the Nikelby family.