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 m ...show moreeant only to recommend ''goodness and innocence,'' Dickens succeeded in exploring ''the intertwining of moral sensibility and brutality.'' ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 68
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