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This is an auction for MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT by Charles Dickens.

[This is one of the books in the photograph. The others are in separate auctions.]

Introduced by Christopher Hibbert.

This is a Folio Society hardback in its original slipcase.

Illustrations by Charles Keeping.

From Wikipedia:

"Martin Chuzzlewit is a novel by Charles Dickens, the last of his picaresque novels. It was originally serialized between 1843-1844. Early sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, compared to previous works, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America. This allowed the author to portray the United States (which he had visited in 1842) satirically as a near wilderness with pockets of civilization filled with deceptive and self-promoting hucksters. The main theme of the novel is selfishness, portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. The novel is also notable for two of Dickens' great villains, Seth Pecksniff and Jonas Chuzzlewit. The novel was adapted into a television mini series in 1994...The novel was (and is) seen by some to contain attacks on America, although Dickens himself saw it as satire, similar in spirit to his "attacks" on the people and institutions of England in novels such as Oliver Twist. Americans are satirically portrayed as snobs, windbags, hypocrites, liars, bores, humbugs, braggarts, bullies, hogs, savages, blackguards, murderers and idiots; and the Republic is described as "so maimed and lame, so full of sores and ulcers, foul to the eye and almost hopeless to the sense, that her best friends turn from the loathsome creature with disgust"..."

More on Wikipedia.

Folio Society hardback 1988.

812 pages.

This book is in very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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