Synopsis by Mark Deming
One of Charles Dickens' best-loved stories comes to the screen in this animated adaptation suitable for the whole family. Nicholas Nickleby tells the tale of a young man born into a family of privilege who is forced to learn the ways of the real world when his father dies, leaving the family in dire financial straits. As Nicholas and his family learn to fend for themselves, he encounters cruel schoolmasters and dishonest employers as he struggles to return his family to a degree of financial security.
boarding-school, family, poverty, greed, generation-gap, struggle