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Martin Chuzzlewit

Martin Chuzzlewit - 68 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140436143

Cover of Martin Chuzzlewit 68 (ISBN 978-0140436143)
ISBN13: 978-0140436143
ISBN10: 0140436146

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 68
Copyright: 1968
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1968
International: No

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Martin Chuzzlewit - 68 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140436143

Charles Dickens

ISBN13: 978-0140436143
ISBN10: 0140436146

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 68
Copyright: 1968
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1968
International: No
Summary

Set partly in the United States, this novel includes a searing satire on mid-nineteenth-century America. Martin Chuzzlewit is the story of two Chuzzlewits, Martin and Jonas, who have inherited the characteristic Chuzzlewit selfishness. It contrasts their diverse fates: moral redemption and worldly success for one and increasingly desperate crime for the other. In her Introduction to this new edition, Patricia Ingham discusses how, in writing a story that was meant only to recommend ''goodness and innocence,'' Dickens succeeded in exploring ''the intertwining of moral sensibility and brutality.''

Author Bio

Dickens, Charles :

Charles Dickens (1812-1870), despite an impoverished childhood and little formal education, achieved lasting artistic and popular success with the novels Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, all of which were originally published in serial form.


Ingham, Patricia : University of Oxford

Patricia Ingham is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Reader in English, and The Times Lecturer in English Language at Oxford University.

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