Martin Chuzzlewit
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1984.
Physical Desc
xxviii, 736 pages : ill. ; 20 cm.
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White City Library Branch
F DICKENS C
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Book
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English
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9780199554003
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Level 10, 68 Points

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General Note
Uses the Clarendon text and includes Dickens's Prefaces and 1868 Postscript, as well as eight of the original illustrations -- P. 4 of cover
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [727]-736).
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At the center of Martin Chuzzlewit is Martin himself, very old, very rich, very much on his guard. What he suspects (with good reason) is that every one of his close and distant relations, now converging in droves on the country inn where they believe he is dying, will stop at nothing to become the inheritor of his great fortune. Having unjustly disinherited his grandson, young Martin, the old fellow now trusts no one but Mary Graham, the pretty girl hired as his companion. Though she has been made to understand she will not inherit a penny, she remains old Chuzzlewit's only ally. As the viperish relations and hangers-on close in on him, we meet some of Dickens's most marvelous characters - among them Mr. Pecksniff (whose name has entered the language as a synonym for ultimate hypocrisy and self-importance): the fabulously evil Jonas Chuzzlewit: the strutting reptile Tigg Montague: and the ridiculous, terrible, comical Sairey Gamp.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Cardwell, M. (1984). Martin Chuzzlewit. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Margaret. Cardwell. 1984. Martin Chuzzlewit. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Margaret. Cardwell, Martin Chuzzlewit. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, and Margaret Cardwell. Martin Chuzzlewit. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1984. Print.

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