Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.
Martin Chuzzlewit (Dodo Pressby Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), also known as "Boz", was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. The popularity of his novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public. Among his best-known works are Sketches by Boz (1836), The Pickwick Papers (1837), Oliver Twist (1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1839), Barnaby Rudge (1841), A Christmas Carol (1843), Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), David Copperfield (1850), Bleak House (1853), Little Dorrit (1857), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1861) and Our Mutual Friend (1865).
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- 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
- Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington
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I am suprised that most people I meet, when asked what their favorite Dickens books is, reply either 'Little Dorrit' or 'Great Expectations'. Nobody mentions Martin Chuzzlewit which is an amazing book. The characters are so real, they might be the people living next door. Wickedness in all forms is portrayed in the gaiety of Mercy (pun intended), in the righteousness of the famous Pecksniff, in the peevishness of Chuzzlewit and the plain evil of the old nurse. The good people win, and the bad fall. This universal theme undergoes so many subtle modifications that there seem to be a new set of rules. Dickens manages to describle places equally if not better than his characters and I was thrilled with Todgers, a boarding-house and The Dragon, the local bar. Find a quiet spot under the shade of some tree and start reading.
Just started reading this book and I have to say that Dickens is a master at words. His masterful work is apparent once again in this book where the characters really come alive, and the description is so real. It's as if his characters are across the room. This Penguin Classics edition is a good copy. It gives some really interesting and insightful background information pertaining to this book that is very valuable. I must say, though, that the excerpt from Chap. 1 and 2 displayed here is actually from Dickens' Hard Times, not Martin Chuzzlewit.
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