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The Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens - 1st Edition Later state - 1844 - from Arroyo Seco Books and Biblio.com

The Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

by Dickens,Charles

Condition: Good


London: Chapman And Hall, 1844. 1st Edition Later state. Hardcover. Good. Illustrations Throughout By Phiz. First Edition. Xiv, Errata, 624 + Plate At End. First Edition, Later State With L100 On Illustrated Title Page, 14 Line Errata Page, First Illustration Opposite Page 14, Etc. Green Cloth (Probably From A Later Edition), Re-Backed With Quarter Morocco And Marbled Paper Covered Boards. Worn But Binding Strong. Very Elaborate, Decorative Bookplate Of Franklin H Chase, Signed By The Maker G. B., Depicting At Center A Renaissance Printing Press And Three Printers.


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.




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