Martin Chuzzlewit was published in 19 monthly instalments, each comprising 32 pages of text and two illustrations by Hablot K. “Phiz” Browne and costing one shilling. The last part was double-length. The first edition appeared in December 1842 and the last in July 1844. Charles Dickens often worked on more than one project at the same time and during the time he was working on Martin Chuzzlewit, he also wrote and published A Christmas Carol, which was published on 19 December 1843.
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