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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - Part 1, Act 2, Scenes 12-15 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Act 2, Scenes 12-15 Summary

Scene 12. Miss Snevellicci and Nicholas canvas for financial support for the company. Their first stop is the home of the Curdles, who are reluctant to offer their support - until Miss Snevellicci introduces Nicholas as a playwright. The Curdles, who are theatre snobs, make a sizeable donation. When Miss Snevellicci and Nicholas return to the Crummles, they find Mr. Crummles has engaged an actress from London, and a part in the new play must be written for her. The actress is Miss Petowker, who recognizes Nicholas from the Kenwigs.' She greets him happily, but hints to Mrs. Crummles that there should be no mention of their previous relationship. Mrs. Crummles agrees, and invites Nicholas to join them for dinner.

Scene 13. Mr. Mantalini sells Ralph the outstanding bills from the millinery shop in order to pay his personal debts. Before Ralph...

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