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Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens

  • The story centers on wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit. His many relatives believe that he is at death's door, so they swarm about him like bees angling to get a piece of his fortune. The main theme of the novel is selfishness, which is portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family.

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • 'I plainly see to what foul uses all this money will be put ... sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love' Old Martin Chuzzlewit, in despair at a family more interested in his wealth than his wellbeing, drives out his grandson and namesake. While the younger Martin leaves to make his own way...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012
  • Considered the last of Dickens' picaresque novels, Martin Chuzzlewit was released to the public in monthly installments. Sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America. This satirical twist portrays America as a near wilderness, with pockets of civilization populated by deceptive, self-promoting...

    Publisher : Start Classics
    published : 2013
  • Set partly in America, which Dickens had visited in 1842, the novel includes a searing satire on the United States and is the story of the two Chuzzlewits, Martin and Jonas, who have inherited the characteristic Chuzzlewit selfishness. It contrasts their diverse fates of moral redemption and worldly success for one, with increasingly desparate...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998
  • The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit ( Martin Chuzzlewit ) was serialized between 1843 and 1844, and is considered to be one of Charles Dickens?s last picaresque novels. Raised by his grandfather and namesake, Martin Chuzzlewit is disinherited after revealing his love for his nursemaid, Mary. With no fortune, Martin apprentices himself to...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2012
  • Martin Chuzzlewit is raised by his wealthy grandfather and namesake, and together the two live with Mary, a young woman the senior Martin hired to take care of him. When a rift concerning Mary tears the two Chuzzlewit men apart, the younger Martin leaves and several selfish and nefarious relatives arrive, hoping to inherit the old man's wealth. After...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2014
  • Dickens at his Finest. ?He would make a lovely corpse.? - Charles Dickens, Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit's main theme is selfishness, portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers...

    Publisher : Xist Publishing
    published : 2016
  • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIMON CALLOW Wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit is surrounded by a host of grasping, unscrupulous relatives and suspects the family vices of selfishness and greed are already showing in his grandson. The younger Martin is therefore cast out upon the world to learn to fend for himself. Apprenticed to the oily hypocrite Peckniff,...

    Publisher : Random House
    published : 2012
  • Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. This Penguin Classics edition of ...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 1999
  • This edition of one of Dickens's earlier novels is based on the accurate Clarendon edition of the text and includes the prefaces to the 1850 and 1867 editions and Dickens's Number Plans. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 1982
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