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Charles Dickens - Leven en lotgevallen van Maarten Chuzzlewit [Eerste Nederlandse druk] - 1843/1844

Charles Dickens - Leven en lotgevallen van Maarten Chuzzlewit [Eerste Nederlandse druk] - 1843/1844

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Charles Dickens - Leven en lotgevallen van Maarten Chuzzlewit [Eerste Nederlandse druk] - 1843/1844
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 3 - Other - see description - Book

"Life and Adventures of Maarten Chuzzlewit, His Kinsmen, Friends and Foes" by Charles Dickens

Hendrik Frijlink, Amsterdam - 1843-1844 first Dutch edition - complete in three parts - 282p, 320p, 312p, 18cmx15cm - Complete with all 21 plates - condition: good, in rare original hardcover illustrated blue wrapper binding with some wear, name on front endpaper , small tears, complete.

Rare complete set of the first Dutch edition.


The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, commonly referred to as Martin Chuzzlewit, is considered the last picaresque novel by British author Charles Dickens. The book, like most Dickens novels, initially appeared in separate volumes and was published monthly in magazine form from January 1843 to July 1844. It was also published in book form in 1844.

Dickens himself considered the novel his best work, but it was poorly received by readers. The first parts sold so poorly that Dickens gave the story a twist and set the adventures of the young Martin Chuzzlewit partly in the United States. Dickens had visited this country in 1842 and satirically described it as a place full of egotists and criminals.

The main theme of this socially critical novel is egoism. This is reflected in the characters of every member of the Chuzzlewit family, especially those of the villains Seth Pecksniff and Jonas Chuzzlewit.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
3
Subject
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Charles Dickens
Book Title
Leven en lotgevallen van Maarten Chuzzlewit [Eerste Nederlandse druk]
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1843
Publication year youngest item
1844
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Dutch
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
914
Dimensions
18×15 cm
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