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The Resource Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens ; with forty illustrations by "Phiz" ; introduced by William Boyd

Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens ; with forty illustrations by "Phiz" ; introduced by William Boyd

Label
Martin Chuzzlewit
Title
Martin Chuzzlewit
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens ; with forty illustrations by "Phiz" ; introduced by William Boyd
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At The Center of Martin Chuzzlewit -- the novel Angus Wilson called "one of the most sheerly exciting of all Dickens stories"--Is Martin himself, very old, very rich, very much on his guard. What he suspects (with good reason) is that every one of Iris close and distant relations. now converging in droves on the country inn where they believe he is dying, will stop at nothing to become the inheritor of Iris great fortune. Having unjustly disinherited Iris grandson, young Martin, the old fellow now trusts no one but Mary Graham, the pretty girl hired as Iris companion. Though she has been made to understand she will not inherit a penny, she remains old Chuzzlewit's only ally. As the viperish relations and hangers-on close in on him, we meet some of Dickens's most marvelous characters -- among them Mr. Pecksniff (whose name has entered the language as a synonym for ultimate hypocrisy and self-importance); the fabulously evil Jonas Chuzzlewit; the strutting reptile Tigg Montague; and the ridiculous, terrible, comical Sairey Gamp. Reluctantly heading for America in search of opportunity, the penniless young Martin goes west, rides a riverboat, and is overtaken by bad company and mortal danger -- while the battle for his grandfather's gold reveals new depths of family treachery, cunning, and ruthlessness. And in scene after wonderful scene of conflict and suspense, of high excitement and fierce and hilarious satire, Dickens's huge saga of greed versus decency comes to its magnificent climax
Cataloging source
DLC
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4563.A2
LC item number
C37 1994
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1815-1882
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Browne, Hablot Knight
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
200
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Grandfathers
  • Young men
  • Avarice
  • United States
  • England
Label
Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens ; with forty illustrations by "Phiz" ; introduced by William Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii)
Control code
ocm32291157
Isbn
9780679438847
Lccn
95136833
System control number
(OCoLC)32291157
Label
Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens ; with forty illustrations by "Phiz" ; introduced by William Boyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii)
Control code
ocm32291157
Isbn
9780679438847
Lccn
95136833
System control number
(OCoLC)32291157

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