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Martin Chuzzlewit
 

Martin Chuzzlewit (Paperback, New edition)

By Dickens, Charles
Introduction and notes by Bowen, Dr John
Illustrated by Browne, Hablot K.
Series edited by Carabine, Dr Keith

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With an Introduction and Notes by Dr John Bowen, Department of English, University of Keele and illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), Martin Chuzzlewit is Charles Dickens' comic masterpiece about which his biographer, Forster, noted that it marked a crucial phase in the autho...r's development as he began to delve deeper into the 'springs of character'.Old Martin Chuzzlewit, tormented by the greed and selfishness of his family, effectively drives his grandson, young Martin, to undertake a voyage to America. It is a voyage which will have crucial consequences not only for young Martin, but also for his grandfather and his grandfather's servant, Mary Graham with whom young Martin is in love. The commercial swindle of the Anglo-Bengalee company and the fraudulent Eden Land Corporation have a topicality in our own time. This strong sub-plot shows evidence of Dickens' mastery of crime where characters such as the criminal Jonas Chuzzlewit, the old nurse Mrs Gamp, and the arch-hypocrite Seth Pecksniff are the equal to any in his other great novels. Generations of readers have also delighted in Dickens' wonderful description of the London boarding-house - 'Todgers'.
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ISBN 9781853262050
Released NZ 6 Sep 1995
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781853262050
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Imprint Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Released 6 Sep 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
 › 20 other possible formats available
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction and notes by Bowen, Dr John
Illustrated by Browne, Hablot K.
Series edited by Carabine, Dr Keith
Series Wordsworth Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 832
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 41mm
Dewey Code 823.8
Weight 509g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Young men, Fiction, Grandfathers, British, Avarice
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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