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Martin Chuzzlewit | Study Guide

Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens

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Perspective and Narrator

The events of Martin Chuzzlewit are described by a third-person omniscient narrator who, though not a character, possesses intimate knowledge of all the characters and their lives.


Martin Chuzzlewit is written in the past tense.

About the Title

While the novel is commonly called after its main character, the full title is The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: His Relatives, Friends, and Enemies. The title identifies this novel as a sweeping saga of one man and his extended family, colleagues, and love interest. But Martin Chuzzlewit is really an "everyman" character who could represent any male in British Victorian society.


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