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DICKENS, Charles.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit....

With Illustrations by Phiz.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1844

Stock Code: 130564

£600
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, bound from the original parts published from December 1842 to July 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 (214 x 133 mm). Contemporary half calf by Webb of Liverpool, black calf label, marbled sides, pink endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page (£ sign transposed, no priority of issue), 38 engraved plates by H. K. Browne.

Condition

Bound without half-title. Minor rubbing to extremities, some foxing to plates. A very good copy.

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