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122722
DICKENS, Charles.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, [c.1870]

Stock Code: 122722

£275
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Notes

An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1844. Dickens's biographer places Martin Chuzzlewit as marking "a great change in Dickens's conception of moral characteristics... For the first time Dickens begins to explore the contradictions and difficulties of the contemporary human world; these are no longer figures defined by a single characteristic or animated by the wilful principle of a 'humour', but ones who are seen to change with the changing world, to live and grow" (Ackroyd, Dickens, p. 392). Dickens wrote to a contemporary that "I think Chuzzlewit is a hundred points immeasurably the best of my stories" (cited in Berard, Dickens and Landscape Discourse, p. 3).

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Description

Octavo (212 x 137 mm). Bound by Bayntun in early-20th-century green half morocco, spine gilt to compartments, green cloth sides, top edge gilt, green endpapers.

Illustrations

Illustrated frontispiece with tissue-guard, 38 engraved plates.

Condition

Spine very slightly faded, tiny markings to covers, occasional slight foxing. An excellent copy.

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