Martin Chuzzlewit

by Charles Dickens | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by asia_be_es from Warszawa, Mazowieckie Poland on Saturday, June 27, 2020
While writing Martin Chuzzlewit - his sixth novel - Dickens declared it 'immeasurably the best of my stories.' He was already famous as the author of The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist . Set partly in America, which Dickens had visited in 1842, the novel includes a searing satire on the United States. Martin Chuzzlewit is the story of two Chuzzlewits, Martin and Jonas, who have inherited the characteristic Chuzzlewit selfishness. It contrasts their diverse fates of moral redemption and worldly success for one, with increasingly desperate crime for the other. This powerful black comedy involves hypocrisy, greed and blackmail, as well as the most famous of Dickens's grotesques, Mrs Gamp [goodreads.com]

Journal Entry 2 by asia_be_es at Drzewo czytelnika in Warszawa, Mazowieckie Poland on Friday, December 04, 2020

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