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DICKENS, C.: Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)


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DICKENS, C.: Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)

The Chuzzlewits are a family divided by money and selfishness; even young Martin, the eponymous hero, is arrogant and self-centred. He offends his grandfather by falling in love with Mary, his grandfather’s ward, and sets out to make his own fortune in life, travelling as far as America—which produces from Dickens a savage satire on a new world tainted with the vices of the old. Martin’s nature slowly changes through his bitter experience of life and his enduring love for Mary.

Martin Chuzzlewit is one of Dickens’s most humorous and satirical novels, and it contains two great comic creations: the hypocrite Pecksniff and the drunken nurse Sarah Gamp.

Disc 1

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   It was pretty late in the autumn… 00:05:47
2.   'Hark!' said Miss Charity… 00:06:11
3.   An old gentlemen and a young lady… 00:05:58
4.   Mrs. Lupin repairing… 00:04:43
5.   A long pause succeeded… 00:06:21
6.   It happened on the fourth evening… 00:06:16
7.   The meditations of Mr. Pecksniff that evening… 00:06:21
8.   In their strong feeling on this point… 00:05:34
9.   'I more than half believed, just now…' 00:05:54
10.   You and I will get on excellently well…' 00:06:17
11.   It was the morning after the Installation Banquet… 00:04:40
12.   'You must know then…' 00:06:06

Disc 2

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   Martin began to work at the grammar - school… 00:05:19
2.   The rosy hostess scarcely needed… 00:06:57
3.   When Mr. Pecksniff and the two young ladies… 00:05:21
4.   M. Todgers's Commercial Boarding - House… 00:06:12
5.   Todgers's was in a great bustle that evening… 00:07:18
6.   Time and tide will wait for no man… 00:04:56
7.   'It was disinterested too, in you…' 00:05:21
8.   'Ah, cousin!' he said… 00:06:28
9.   The delighted father applauded this sentiment… 00:05:57
10.   Mr. Pecksniff's horse… 00:05:22
11.   John Westlock, who did nothing by halves… 00:04:51
12.   'Now, Mr. Pecksniff,' said Martin at last… 00:06:39

Disc 3

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   They jogged on all day… 00:05:48
2.   His first step, now he had a supply… 00:07:19
3.   For some moments Martin stood gazing… 00:04:10
4.   'Now I am going to America…' 00:06:49
5.   Among these sleeping voyagers were Martin and Mark… 00:05:01
6.   Some trifling excitement prevailed… 00:05:21
7.   They often looked at Martin as he read… 00:06:05
8.   Now, there had been at the dinner - table… 00:05:05
9.   Mr. Tapley appeared to be taking his ease… 00:05:44
10.   'But stay!' cried Mr. Norris… 00:04:41
11.   Change begets change. 00:06:07
12.   Although he paused for a reply… 00:06:06

Disc 4

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   Mankind is evil in its thoughts… 00:06:06
2.   So through the narrow streets… 00:05:54
3.   The prudent Cherry… 00:05:55
4.   Uttering this apostrophe in a tone… 00:03:42
5.   The knocking at Mr. Pecksniff's door… 00:05:20
6.   'Now, Mark, my good fellow…' 00:06:41
7.   As soon as it was generally known… 00:07:01
8.   'Hallo, Pecksniff!' cried Mr. Jonas… 00:06:11
9.   As he approached the first stile… 00:05:33
10.   Her surprise was not diminished… 00:06:33
11.   Here a knock was heard at the room door… 00:04:24
12.   As she turned into the yard, she stopped… 00:04:19

Disc 5

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   The laws of sympathy between beards and birds… 00:06:48
2.   Mr. Bailey, Junior – for the sporting character… 00:06:38
3.   'Mr. Montague,' said Jobling. 'Allow me…' 00:06:37
4.   Mr. Montague, being left alone, pondered… 00:05:41
5.   It was the merry one herself… 00:05:20
6.   Refreshment then arrived… 00:04:11
7.   Old Martin Chuzzlewit had gradually undergone… 00:04:55
8.   Chancing to trip, in his abstraction… 00:06:30
9.   One sultry afternoon, about a week after… 00:07:15
10.   For some time, Tom wandered up and down… 00:03:57
11.   'Do you deny it, sir' 00:04:12
12.   When Mark Tapley, leaving Martin… 00:06:59

Disc 6

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   After a long and lingering illness… 00:05:34
2.   They were raising their glasses… 00:06:01
3.   When at last he arrived outside John's door… 00:05:57
4.   'So just, sir,' said the gentleman… 00:06:10
5.   'I wonder you find any gratification…' 00:06:16
6.   Mr. Chuzzlewit was announced… 00:05:39
7.   'I am here much earlier than I intended…' 00:06:35
8.   'Why, he's gone!' cried Tom… 00:04:04
9.   By this time, Mrs. Gamp… 00:06:05
10.   The office of the Anglo - Bengalee… 00:05:49
11.   'I wish we had never started on this…' 00:06:09
12.   The company soon came tumbling out… 00:06:16

Disc 7

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   'My dear sir,' cried Mr. Pecksniff… 00:05:39
2.   It was a special quality… 00:06:28
3.   Tom Pinch and his sister… 00:05:40
4.   On the next day's official duties… 00:06:11
5.   His wife had closed the door… 00:05:55
6.   The day passed on. 00:05:29
7.   Tom Pinch and Ruth were sitting… 00:07:43
8.   While these confidences were interchanged… 00:06:22
9.   Martin was so amazed, so shocked… 00:06:30
10.   At this juncture the little bell rang… 00:05:33
11.   The little barber scratched his head… 00:03:53
12.   'My dear girl,' said Tom… 00:05:41

Disc 8

Dickens, Charles

  Martin Chuzzlewit (Abridged)
1.   The night had now come… 00:06:12
2.   'Let no one leave the house,' said Martin… 00:05:54
3.   Jonas listened with increased attention… 00:06:47
4.   Oh miserable, miserable fool… 00:06:04
5.   Old Martin's cherished projects… 00:06:18
6.   The last appointed footstep sounded… 00:05:57
7.   Mr. Chuzzlewit resumed… 00:06:09
8.   Feeling, rather than seeing… 00:06:19
9.   The old man looked about him, with a smile… 00:06:27
10.   And there was Fips, old Fips of Austin Friars… 00:07:57

Total Playing Time: 09:11:30

Dickens, Charles

Barrett, Sean

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA809612

Barcode: 9789626340967

Physical Release: 2010

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