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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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Martin Chuzzlewit.

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 […]

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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 taken 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 […]

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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 taken from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 3). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation […]

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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 taken 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 […]

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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 taken 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 […]

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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 taken 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 […]

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