The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

Paperback - 2004
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The greed of his family has led wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit to become suspicious and misanthropic, leaving his grandson and namesake to make his own way in the world. And so young Martin sets out from the Wiltshire home of his supposed champion, the scheming architect Pecksniff, to seek his fortune in America. In depicting Martin's journey - an experience that teaches him to question his inherited self-interest and egotism - Dickens created many vividly realized figures- the brutish lout Jonas Chuzzlewit, plotting to gain the family fortune; Martin's optimistic manservant, Mark Tapley; gentle Tom Pinch; and the drunken and corrupt private nurse, Mrs Gamp. With its portrayal of greed, blackmail and murder, and its searing satire on America Dickens's novel is a powerful and blackly comic story of hypocrisy and redemption.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, [2004]
Edition: Reissued and rev. and updated ed..
ISBN: 9780140436143
Characteristics: xxxiv, 828 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ingham, Patricia
Alternative Title: Martin Chuzzlewit


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Aug 11, 2017

Dickens is always excellent.


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