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Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens, Simon Callow
Martin Chuzzlewit
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099540854 (0099540851)
Publisher: Random House UK
Pages no: 960
Edition language: English
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TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
1.0 1/5: Martin Chuzzlewit
A story of the extended and generally mean and selfish Chuzzlewit family.According to my reading history, it took me nine months to read this. That’s not quite representative – I did put it on hold for a while and also read two books in between – but it’s an illustration of what’s wrong with this mo...
nente
nente rated it
4.0 Martin Chuzzlewit
This is a good example of why Dickens continues to give satisfaction and pleasure to lots of readers, even though his wordy narrative, his deus ex machina plots and his moral lessons are frequently considered outdated by the sophisticated literary public.His secret is infinite love and compassion fo...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
The fault is my own that I did not enjoy this novel more. Every time I read a Dickens novel I am disappointed in myself. If I were intelligent enough, surely I would be as infatuated with his verbose storytelling as so many others. I do enjoy the language he employs, though I could suffice with quit...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
3.0 Martin Chuzzlewit (Penguin Classics)
Martin Chuzzlewit follows that formula that Dickens is so good at executing - our hero is basically a good person, but has some character flaws. Hero goes on a journey/experiences some serious hardship. Hero reforms and repents. And everyone lives happily ever after. I don't mind this formula an...
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