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. 18Public
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:
- Call Number: PR4563 A1 1843
- University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections, PR4563 A1 1843
- 20 numbers in 19 volumes (642, xiv, 20 unnumbered leaves of plates) ; 23 cm
- Martin Chuzzlewit
- 52.16045, -0.70312
- Victorian Serial Novels Collection
- Donor: Dr. Claude E. Emery
- August 31, 2010
- 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.
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