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Are Nicholas's sentiments on playwrights those of his creator?

In the book Charles Dickens in Context, by Sally Ledger and Holly Furneaux, quoting from Google Books: [Survival] for both playwright and playhouse required the rapid production of new scripts. ...
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Use of 'Genius' in Nicholas Nickleby?

He appears to be using it in a sarcastic manner. He is saying that they are so stupid, that he'll call them geniuses. It's like when someone says: "Washington DC is the capital of the United States?" ...
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Use of 'Genius' in Nicholas Nickleby?

In Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens uses the word genius thirty-three times, using five out of the ten major senses of the word in the Oxford English Dictionary. There must be a deliberate playfulness in ...
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