1844 1st Charles Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit English Literature Satire Illustrated

DICKENS, Charles

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“If I was a painter, and was to paint the American Eagle, how should I do it?”

– Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

This rare first edition, first issue, was believed by Dickens to be his best work, though it was the least popular of his works. Dickens originally released the story in 20 monthly parts; however, upon realizing its failing popularity, he changed the plot to send the title character, Chuzzlewit, to America. Dickens sought to elaborate on his own views of selfishness in America, and, in doing so, created popularity within a lesser-known character.

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1844 1st Charles Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit English Literature Satire Illustrated

 

“If I was a painter, and was to paint the American Eagle, how should I do it?”

– Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

This rare first edition, first issue, was believed by Dickens to be his best work, though it was the least popular of his works. Dickens originally released the story in 20 monthly parts; however, upon realizing its failing popularity, he changed the plot to send the title character, Chuzzlewit, to America. Dickens sought to elaborate on his own views of selfishness in America, and, in doing so, created popularity within a lesser-known character.

 

Item number: #10149

Price: $599

 

DICKENS, Charles

 

The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illus. by Phiz.

 

London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xiv, [1], 624
    • 40 steel engraved
  • References: Eckel, pp. 71-73; Smith I:7; Jupp, Dickens Collection of Books 308; Grolier, Dickens, 125.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.75in (cm x cm)

 

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10149

Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

DICKENS, Charles

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete