Chapters 11-14 Summary

Kate prepares for her new life as a milliner’s assistant. Miss La Creevy warns her of the fate of milliners she has known, but Mrs. Nickleby is sure Kate’s fortune is assured. However, Mrs. Nickleby is enthralled by any new prospect solely for its newness. Newman Noggs arrives to escort Kate and her mother to their new home, but Mrs. Nickleby insists that they have a carriage; they may not own a great deal at present, but she does not want to be seen carrying large parcels through the streets. Newman states that he thought of getting them a carriage but was not sure if they would be ready. When the carriage arrives, Kate bids farewell to Miss La Creevy, who assures her that they will continue to be friends and stay in touch...

(The entire section is 513 words.)