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. 07Public
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 16-17: Chapter 16. Martin disembarks from that noble and fast-sailing line of packet ship, "The Screw," at the Port of New York, in the United States of America. He makes some acquaintances, and dines at a boarding-house. The particulars of those transactions -- Chapter 17. Martin enlarges his circle of acquaintance; increases his stock of wisdom; and has an excellent opportunity of comparing his own experiences with those of Lummy Ned of the Light Salisbury, as related by his friend Mr. William Simmons
- 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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