Martin Chuzzlewit (Illustrated and Annotated)

Martin Chuzzlewit (Illustrated and Annotated)

by Charles Dickens

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Overview

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (also known as Martin Chuzzlewit) is a novel by Charles Dickens, considered the last of his picaresque novels. It was originally serialized in 1843 and 1844. Dickens thought it to be his best work, but it was one of his least popular novels. Like nearly all of Dickens' novels, Martin Chuzzlewit was released to the public in monthly installments. Early sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, compared to previous works, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America. This allowed the author to portray the United States (which he had visited in 1842) satirically as a near wilderness with pockets of civilisation filled with deceptive and self-promoting hucksters.

The main theme of the novel, according to a preface by Dickens, is selfishness, portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. The novel is also notable for two of Dickens' great villains, Seth Pecksniff and Jonas Chuzzlewit. It is dedicated to Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, a friend of Dickens.

This edition has been formatted for your NOOK, with an active table of contents. This book is also illustrated and annotated, with additional information about the book and its author, including an overview, plot, characters, publication, anti-American references, pop culture references,
biographical and bibliographical information.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150128392
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 540,707
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Charles Dickens was an English author and social commentator. He made some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented popularity, and by the twentieth century he was widely seen as a literary genius by critics and scholars. His books and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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