Martin Chuzzlewit

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Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel written by Charles Dickens and first published in serial form between 1842 and 1844.

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I think it’s liquid aggravation that circulates through his veins, and not regular blood.

Background. "I think it’s liquid aggravation that circulates through his veins, and not regular blood." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 11). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation said by Jonas Chuzzlewit. Jonas is describing his father, the older Martin Chuzzlewit to Charity Pecksniff (nicknamed Cherry by her father). Taken from the following passage in Chapter 11 of Martin Chuzzlewit: By some strange occurrence of favourable circumstances he had [...]

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The slighter branches cracked and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dances, to its moaning music.

Background. "The slighter branches cracked and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dances, to its moaning music." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 2). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: The sun went down beneath the long dark lines of hill and cloud which piled up in the west an airy city, wall heaped on wall, [...]

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On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels.

Background. "On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 2). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: Even those tokens of the season which emphatically whispered of the coming winter, graced the landscape, and, [...]

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No man can expect his children to respect what he degrades.

Background. "No man can expect his children to respect what he degrades." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 36). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. This quotation is said Tom Pinch in a conversation with the master of the house where his sister Ruth Pinch is employed as a governess. Tom has travelled from Salisbury to London and has come to visit Ruth but the master of [...]

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A man can well afford to be as bold as brass, my good fellow, when he gets gold in exchange!’

Background. "A man can well afford to be as bold as brass, my good fellow, when he gets gold in exchange!" is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 27). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation said by the character Montague Tigg, speaking to Jonas Chuzzlewit. Montague Tigg is a down-on-his-luck rogue at the beginning of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit, and a hanger-on to distant Chuzzlewit kin Chevy Slyme. [...]

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What lawsuits grow out of the graves of rich men, every day; sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!

Background. "What lawsuits grow out of the graves of rich men, every day; sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!" is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 3). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation said by the older Martin Chuzzlewit (there are two characters called Martin Chuzzlewit in the novel of the same name, an elderly Martin and his grandson). [...]

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I don’t like word of mouth, we never know who’s listening.

Background. "I don’t like word of mouth, we never know who’s listening." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 38). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. This quotation is said by Nadgett in a conversation with Montague Tigg. Nadgett is a private detective who has found information about Jonas Chuzzlewit but doesn't wish to openly discuss it with Tigg. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 38 of the [...]

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There’s a true saying that nothing travels so fast as ill news.

Background. "There’s a true saying that nothing travels so fast as ill news." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 31). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. This quotation is said Tom Pinch in a conversation with Mary Graham. Mary is concerned she has not heard any news recently about the young Martin Chuzzlewit. The conversation is being secretly listened to by Mr Pecksniff. Taken from the following [...]

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We companies are all birds of prey; mere birds of prey.

Background. "We companies are all birds of prey; mere birds of prey." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 27). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Quotation said by the character Montague Tigg, speaking to Jonas Chuzzlewit. Montague Tigg is a down-on-his-luck rogue at the beginning of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit, and a hanger-on to distant Chuzzlewit kin Chevy Slyme. Later, he starts a thriving, sleazy insurance business, The [...]

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Rich folks may ride on camels, but it an’t so easy for ‘em to see out of a needle’s eye.

Background. "Rich folks may ride on camels, but it an’t so easy for ‘em to see out of a needle’s eye." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 25). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation said by the character Sarah Gamp who is talking to Mr. Mould. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 25 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: ‘What do you want to speak to me about, Mrs [...]

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Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there.

Background. "Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 2). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Description of Seth Pecksniff (usually referred to throughout the novel as Mr. Pecksniff). Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: It has been remarked that Mr Pecksniff was a [...]

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It’s a good damp, wormy sort of business.

Background. "It’s a good damp, wormy sort of business." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 5). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Tom Pinch is taking the horse and cart to Salisbury when he meets Mark Tapley along the road and offers him a lift. The two engage in conversation and Mark reveals he wants to leave his work at the Blue Dragon Inn. This quote is [...]

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