Charles Dickens | Martin Chuzzlewit | A Review


Charles Dickens | Martin Chuzzlewit | A Review

Charles Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit A Review

Charles Dickens’ ‘Martin Chuzzlewit’-A Review

“Martin Chuzzlewit” is a novel written by Charles Dickens and published in 1844. It is one of his lesser-known works but still considered a classic in the literary world. The novel tells the story of Martin Chuzzlewit, a wealthy young man who is disinherited by his grandfather, causing him to embark on a journey to America to seek his fortune.

The novel is divided into two parts, with the first part focusing on Martin Chuzzlewit and his family in England, while the second part follows Martin’s adventures in America.

The characters in “Martin Chuzzlewit” are vividly portrayed and memorable, ranging from the virtuous and kind-hearted Tom Pinch to the conniving and manipulative Jonas Chuzzlewit. Martin Chuzzlewit himself is a complex character who undergoes a significant transformation throughout the novel, from a selfish and arrogant young man to a more humble and compassionate person.

One of the themes explored in the novel is the corrupting influence of wealth and the pursuit of money. The Chuzzlewit family is shown to be greedy and selfish, willing to do whatever it takes to gain an advantage over each other. However, the novel also portrays characters who are not driven by money, such as Tom Pinch and the Pecksniffs, who value honesty and kindness above all else.

Another theme explored in the novel is the contrast between England and America. Dickens depicts America as a land of opportunity, where hard work and determination can lead to success. However, he also highlights the darker side of American society, including greed and corruption.

Overall, “Martin Chuzzlewit” is a well-crafted novel that offers a rich and complex portrayal of its characters and themes. While it may not be as widely read as some of Dickens’ other works, it is still a valuable contribution to the literary canon and a must-read for fans of classic literature. 0 0 0.

Charles Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit A Review

N.B. The article originally belongs to the book entitled ‘Reviews of Charles Dickens’ Works‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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