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The Resource Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by John Bowen

Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by John Bowen

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Martin Chuzzlewit
Title
Martin Chuzzlewit
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Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by John Bowen
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Language
eng
Summary
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.
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UK-WkNB
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
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AF
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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1815-1882
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  • Bowen, John
  • Browne, Hablot K.,
  • Carabine, Keith
Series statement
Wordsworth classics
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Classics
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With an Introduction and Notes by Dr John Bowen, Department of English, University of Keele. 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 author'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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general
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Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by John Bowen
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Publication
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Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9781853262050
Dimensions
20x13x4 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
832 p.
Isbn
9781853262050
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(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by John Bowen
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9781853262050
Dimensions
20x13x4 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
832 p.
Isbn
9781853262050
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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