Life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, his relatives, friends, and enemies : comprising all his wills and his ways : with an historical record of what he did, and what he didn't : showing, moreover, who inherited the family plate, who came in for the silver spoons, and who for the wooden ladles : the whole forming a complete key to the house of Chuzzlewit, no. 18

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The main theme of the novel according to Dickens's preface is selfishness, portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. Dickens introduced the first private detective character in this novel. The original parts issued from January 1843 to July 1844. Chapters 48-50: Chapter 48. Bears tidings of Martin, and of Mark, as well as of a third person not quite unknown to the reader. Exhibits filial piety in an ugly aspect ; and casts a doubtful ray of light upon a very dark place -- Chapter 49. In which Mrs. Harris, assisted by a teapot, is the cause of a divison between friends -- Chapter 50. Surprises Tom Pinch very much, and shows how certain confidences passed between him and his sister

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Publisher Language Identifier
  • Call Number: PR4563 A1 1843
Date created Relation Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 20 numbers in 19 volumes (642, xiv, 20 unnumbered leaves of plates) ; 23 cm
Alternative title
  • Martin Chuzzlewit
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 52.16045, -0.70312
Additional physical characteristics
  • Illustrations.
Physical repository Collection
  • Victorian Serial Novels Collection
Provenance
  • Donor: Dr. Claude E. Emery
Provider Genre Date digitized
  • August 31, 2010
Technical note
  • 24 bit colour; 40% original size; 150 dpi med quality (5) jpg; 24 bit colour 400 dpi bmpScanned and compressed by CDW/SR; metadata by GF and KD.
DOI
Rights
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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