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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.

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 […]

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Martin Chuzzlewit.

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 […]

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Martin Chuzzlewit.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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