Magnificent Marvel Supersale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | April 6, 2015

    Mary Norris: IMG Voracious

    In the summer of 2012, I got a contract for a book about language, based on my experiences of more than 30 years as a copy editor at The New Yorker.... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
Used Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

Martin Chuzzlewit


Martin Chuzzlewit Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Set partly in the United States, this novel includes a searing satire on mid-nineteenth-century America. Martin Chuzzlewit is the story of two Chuzzlewits, Martin and Jonas, who have inherited the characteristic Chuzzlewit selfishness. It contrasts their diverse fates: moral redemption and worldly success for one and increasingly desperate crime for the other. In her Introduction to this new edition, Patricia Ingham discusses how, in writing a story that was meant only to recommend "goodness and innocence", Dickens succeeded in exploring "the intertwining of moral sensibility and brutality".

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorneys clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

Product Details

Furbank, P. N.
Penguin Classics
Dickens, Charles
Furbank, P. N.
Ingham, Patricia
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
7.80x5.12x1.47 in. 1.20 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Our Mutual Friend Used Mass Market $2.95
  2. Barnaby Rudge Used Mass Market $2.95
  3. The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Used Mass Market $2.95
  4. Little Sister Used Mass Market $3.50
  5. Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat...
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  6. The Walking Stones Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Martin Chuzzlewit Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.95 In Stock
Product details 944 pages Viking Penguin - English 9780140430318 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at