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Martin Chuzzlewit

Martin Chuzzlewit
 

Hypocrisy, greed, and blackmail abound in this powerful dark comedy, in which the elderly head of a family attempts to thwart his rapacious relatives' schemes to claim his fortune.

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ISBN 9780486839547
Published 17 April 2019 by Dover Publications Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9780486839547
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications
Publication Date 17 April 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 784
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 17+ years
Reading Age 17+ years
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Martin Chuzzlewit is suspicious - and with good reason. His relatives think he's dying and they're flocking to his side from near and far in eager anticipation of inheriting his vast wealth. Their greed and selfishness has made him a misanthrope, and when he finds his namesake grandson romancing his ward, the old man's wrath drives young Martin off to America to seek his fortune. Already famous as the author of The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens declared this, his sixth novel, as "immeasurably the best of my stories." The scheming Mr. Pecksniff, the corrupt Mrs. Gamp, the criminal Jonas Chuzzlewit, and other vividly realized characters populate this powerful black comedy, which features a parody of American mores and manners inspired by the author's 1842 visit to the United States. A captivating tale of hypocrisy and redemption, the novel is distinctive among Dickens' work for its combination of antic humor, searing satire, and lively melodrama.

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Author's Bio

After a childhood blighted by poverty, commercial success came early to Charles Dickens (1812-70). By the age of 24, he was an international sensation whose new novels were eagerly anticipated. Two centuries later, Dickens' popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity and humor of his tales of self-discovery.

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