The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit is, according to Dickens, a novel about selfishness. And every member of the Chuzzlewit family is given the chance to display their own brand thereof, among them the infamous villain Jonas Chuzzlewit. After sales of the first few serial installments were poor, Dickens moved the action to America, which he satirized as a vast wilderness peopled by likewise selfish characters.
British -- United States -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Action & Adventure.
FICTION -- Coming of Age.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
United States -- Description and travel -- Fiction.
Young men -- Fiction.
Black humor (Literature)