This unabridged version of "Martin Chuzzlewit" coupled with the audio narration (with an excellent reader I might add) allowed me to switch between reading and listening with the minimum of effort and really is the perfect way not to just enjoy this comic masterpiece but all of Dickens' works. I find that listening to Dickens' stories being read brings a whole new dimension to the understanding and enjoyment of my favourite author.
As to the story itself, "Martin Chuzzlewit" is a satirical study of hypocrisy and selfishness. Peopled by many comic characters, such as Pecksniff and Gamp, this story is well worth reading (listening to) especially for those interested in Dickens or Victorian english literature in general.
- Paperback: 864 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (21 April 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780140436143
- ISBN-13: 978-0140436143
- ASIN: 0140436146
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.9 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)