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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, The
Dickens, Charles

Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, The
Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, The

Description/Condition

Good+. Bound in contemporaneous green half-calf and marbled boards. Minor wear to binding, edges a little rubbed etc. Proffesionally rebacked (new spine) and new end papers. Engraved title page and facing frontispiece bear heavy chemical foxing; lighter foxing to all other plates. With second issue fourteen-line errata leaf, with all internal flaws according to Smith. Very sound, tight, copy. xvi + 624 pages.

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Detailed Information

Item No: B1300
Publication date: 1844
Published by: Chapman & Hall; London
Edition: 1st Edition, First edition, second issue.
Illustrated: Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz) including frontispiece and additional engraved title.
Dimensions: 8vo. 8 7/10".
Cover: Hard
About this title: `The book shows Dickens at his highest power. Whether it has done much to enforce its intended moral, that selfishness is a bad thing, may be doubted. But the humour and the tragic power are undeniable. Pecksniff and Mrs. Gamp at once became recognised types of character, and the American scenes, revealing Dickens`s real impressions, are perhaps the most surprising proof of his unequalled power of seizing characteristics at a glance" (Leslie Stephen in the D.N.B. article).