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. 17

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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 45-47: Chapter 45. In which Tom Pinch and his sister take a little pleasure ; but quite in a domestic way, and with no ceremony about it -- Chapter 46. In which Miss Pecksniff makes love, Mr. Jonas makes wrath, Mrs. Gamp makes tea, and Mr. Chuffey makes business -- Chapter 47. Conclusion of the enterprise of Mr. Jonas and his friend

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Creator Contributor Subject Publisher Language Identifier
  • Call Number: PR4563 A1 1843
Date created Relation Resource type Source
  • University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections, PR4563 A1 1843
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.
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