Mr. Ralph Nickleby's 'Honest' Composure

Mr. Ralph Nickleby's 'Honest' Composure

Phiz (Hablot K. Browne)

Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby

1838

Steel engraving

Source: J. A. Hammerton, The Dickens Picture-Book, p. 155.

Ralph scowled at his nephew, while Kate and Miss La Creevy threw themselves between the two." [Ch. 20]

At his mother's lodgings, Nicholas confronts his uncle about the lies Ralph has been telling the women about Nicholas's conduct in Yorkshire.

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