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Martin Chuzzlewit
 

Martin Chuzzlewit (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Dickens, Charles

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As no lady or gentleman, with any claims to polite breeding, can possibly sympathize with the Chuzzlewit Family without being first assured of the extreme antiquity of the race, it is a great satisfaction to know that it undoubtedly descended in a direct line from Adam and Eve; a...nd was, in the very earliest times, closely connected with the agricultural interest. If it should ever be urged by grudging and malicious persons, that a Chuzzlewit, in any period of the family history, displayed an overweening amount of family pride, surely the weakness will be considered not only pardonable but laudable, when the immense superiority of the house to the rest of mankind, in respect of this its ancient origin, is taken into account.It is remarkable that as there was, in the oldest family of which we have any record, a murderer and a vagabond, so we never fail to meet, in the records of all old families, with innumerable repetitions of the same phase of character. Indeed, it may be laid down as a general principle, that the more extended the ancestry, the greater the amount of violence and vagabondism; for in ancient days those two amusements, combining a wholesome excitement with a promising means of repairing shattered fortunes, were at once the ennobling pursuit and the healthful recreation of the Quality of this land.
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ISBN 9798663078351
Released NZ 4 Jul 2020
Publisher Independently Published
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9798663078351
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Released 4 Jul 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 674
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 885g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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