Martin Chuzzlewit (commonly known as Martin Chuzzlewit) is a novel by Charles Dickens, considered the last of his picaresque novels. Martin Chuzzlewit was originally serialised 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 instalments. Early sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, compared to previous works, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to ...
Martin Chuzzlewit (commonly known as Martin Chuzzlewit) is a novel by Charles Dickens, considered the last of his picaresque novels. Martin Chuzzlewit was originally serialised 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 instalments. 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. Charles Dickens needs no formal introduction, having been the most popular English writer of the 19th century and still one of the most popular writers in history today. Dickens' upbringing was a mixture of happy times and sad: when he recalled his father being sent to debtor's prison in his memoirs, his tears actually left marks on the page. Nevertheless, Dickens was obsessed with reading, making him a natural journalist by the age of 20, when he began a career in journalism. Along the way, he also began writing his own short stories and materials, often serializing them in monthly installments in publications, a popular method of publishing in the 19th century. Unlike most writers, Dickens would not write an entire story before it began its serialization, allowing him to work on the fly and leave plot lines up in the air with each opportunity. By the time he died at the relatively young age of 58 from a stroke, he was already Europe's most famous writer. His obituary noted that Dickens was a "sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed." Dickens was interred in Westminster Abbey, a rare honor bestowed only among the greatest and most accomplished Britons. Many of Dickens' novels were written with the concept of social reform in mind, and Dickens' work was often praised for its realism, comic genius and unique personalities. At the same time, however, Dickens' ability as a writer was nearly unrivaled, with his ability to write in prose unquestioned and unmatched. His two most famous novels are Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities, widely considered two of the West's best classics. A Tale of Two Cities is often considered the greatest historical fictions of all time. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, the novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry at the hands of the aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, followed by the brutality of the Reign of Terror. Dickens juxtaposes French society with London's society during the same period while tracking characters in both cities, including Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. The classic touches on social justice, romance, morality, good and evil. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens is a novel highly recommended to read.
Fair. C1844? , "re-printed in 1919", "Continental Circulation Only", "Copyright Edition"-Vol.1 only. PB, Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig, c1844? , "re-printed in 1919", "Continental Circulation Only", "Copyright Edition"-Vol.1 only, 463 pages. Covers are showing soil with chipping of edges and wear, slanted, browning a lot, pages coming away from binding, backstrip torn but readable, a very old paperback. Fair.
Wray Manning. Good. No Jacket. 12 mo. flex leather covers with chips and wear to cover else VG with frontis of couple at the kitchen table under tissue. 897 pp. Volume V of the "works of Dickens". New Century Library. Red and white marbled endpapers.
Illustrated. Reading Copy. No Jacket. Hard Back. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. ....The rust colored hard cover has shelf wear with the front and spine decorated. Some of the covering on the inside board is missing at the spine........Owners name on the front end page and inside board dated 1888. Small store stamp on the front end page...Browning pages............
Fair. B001T7UKX0 YOUR PURCHASE BENEFITS THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO LIVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE. No DJ, pages are tanning, corners and edges have some wear, spine has wear, sticker with name on inside.
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