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. 19-20

Public

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 51-54: Chapter 51. Sheds new and brighter light upon the very dark place ; and contains the sequel of the enterprise of Mr. Jonas and his friend -- Chapter 52. In which the tables are turned, completely upside down -- Chapter 53. What John Westlock said to Tom Pinch's sister ; what Tom Pinch's sister said to John Westlock ; what Tom Pinch said to both of them ; and how they all passed the remainder of the day -- Chapter 54. Gives to author great concern. for it is the last in the book

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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