Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1844
Martin Chuzzlewit Synopsis
Martin Chuzzlewit is a novel by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1844 by Chapman and Hall. This novel was first published in monthly installments on December 31, 1842. Martin Chuzzlewit is Dickens's sixth novel. Charles Dickens considered this story the best he had ever published.
This novel focuses on the life and adventure of Martin Chuzzlewit, having been born into a family that values greed above all else. Martin was brought up by his grandfather, Old Martin, who instilled in him selfishness. Both Chuzzlewits predecessors have this kind of upbringing. Young Martin's cousin Jonas is also focused solely on wealth and eagerly awaits his father's death to inherit his fortune.
Old Martin's sole act of kindness was taking in an orphan girl named Mary Graham, whom he adopted. Unfortunately, when Mary and young Martin develop feelings for each other, the old man becomes convinced that they are plotting against him. Consequently, he disowns his grandson. Young Martin is disowned and ends up in Wiltshire Village, where he meets Mr. Pecksniff.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was an English novelist and playwright who wrote some of the most famous works in English literature. He was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England, and died on June 9, 1870, in Kent, England. His novels are known for their social commentary and caricature of British culture. Many of his works have been adapted into films and television shows, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and A Tale Of Two Cities.
Throughout his lifetime, he wrote many popular books, including The Pickwick Papers (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39), Dombey & Son (1846-48), and Bleak House (1853). His novels often explored difficult topics such as poverty, injustice, and crime. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.
Charles Dickens' Books on PageVio
Novels: The Pickwick Papers | Oliver Twist | The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby | The Old Curiosity Shop | Barnaby Rudge | A Christmas Carol | Martin Chuzzlewit | The Chimes | The Cricket on the Hearth | The Battle of Life | The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain | Dombey and Son | David Copperfield | Bleak House | Hard Times | Little Dorrit | A Tale of Two Cities | Great Expectations | Our Mutual Friend | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Here's a full list of Charles Dickens' books.