The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

by Charles Dickens

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Overview

Charles Dickens' The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit is a picaresque novel which Dickens thought to be his best work. While working on the novel Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America allowing him to portray the United States satirically as a near wilderness with pockets of civilization filled with deceptive and self-promoting hucksters.
The main theme of The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit is selfishness, portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. It is also notable for two of Dickens' great villains, Seth Pecksniff and Jonas Chuzzlewit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781724851840
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2018
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.62(d)

About the Author

Charles Dickens
About the Author
English writer Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 - 1870) created some of the world's best-known fictional characters including David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and Scrooge. He is regarded by some as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
He was born in Portsmouth and left school to work in a factory when his father was jailed over debts. Despite his lack of education, Dickens edited a weekly journal for 20 years and wrote 15 novels and five novellas.
Dickens's success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international celebrity, famous for his humour, satire, and observations of society.
His plots were carefully constructed, and he often wove elements from topical events into his narratives. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre.
Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted. His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best-known work of historical fiction.
Dickens's creative genius has been praised by Leo Tolstoy, George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton, among many other writers, for its realism, comedy, and social criticism. The term "Dickensian" is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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