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CONTENTS.

Chapter I.—Introductory, concerning the Pedigree of the Chuzzlewit Family 1

Chap. II.—Wherein certain Persons are presented to the Reader, with whom he may, if he please, become better acquainted 6

Chap. III.—In which certain other Persons are introduced; on the same Terms as in the last Chapter 19

Chap. IV.—From which it will appear that if Union be Strength, and Family Affection be pleasant to contemplate, the Chuzzlewits were the strongest and most agreeable Family in the World 33

Chap. V.—Containing a full Account of the Installation of Mr. Pecksniff's new Pupil into the Bosom of jMr. Pecksniff's Family. With all the Festivities held on that Occasion, and the great Enjoyment of Mr. Pinch 48

Chap. VI.—Comprises, among other important Matters, Pecksniffian and Architectural, an exact Relation of the Progress made by Mr. Pinch in the Confidence and Friendship of the New Pupil 65

Chap. VII.—In which Mr. Chevy Slyme asserts the Independence of his Spirit; and the Blue Dragon loses a Limb 76

Chap. VIII.—Accompanies Mr. Pecksniff and his charming Daughters to the City of London; and relates what fell out, upon their way thither 88

Chap. IX.—Town and Todgers's 97

Chap. X.—Containing strange Matter; on which many Events in this History, may, for their good or evil Influence, chiefly depend 117

Chap. XI.—Wherein a certain Gentleman becomes particular in his Attentions to a certain Lady; and more Coming Events than one, cast their Shadows before 129

Chap. XII.—Will be seen in the Long Run, if not in the Short One, to concern Mr. Pinch and Others, nearly. Mr. Pecksniff asserts the Dignity of outraged Virtue; and Young Martin Chuzzlewit forms a desperate Resolution 145

Chap. XIII.—Showing, what became of Martin and his desperate Resolve, after he left Mr. Pecksniff's House; what Persons he Encountered; what Anxieties he Suffered; and what News he Heard 161

Chap. XIV.—In which Martin bids Adieu to the Lady of his Love; and Honours an obscure Individual whose Fortune he intends to make, by commending her to his Protection 177

Chap. XV.—The Burden whereof, is Hail Columbia! 186

Chap. XVI.—Martin Disembarks from that noble and fast-sailing Line of Packet Ship, "The Screw," at the Port of New York, in the United States of America. He makes some Acquaintances, and Dines at a Boarding-house. The Particulars of those Transactions 193

Chap. XVII.—Martin enlarges his Circle of Acquaintance; increases his Stock of Wisdom; and has an excellent Opportunity of comparing his own Experiences with those of Lummy Ned of the Light Salisbury, as related by his Friend Mr. William Simmons 210

Chap. XVIII.—Does Business with the House of Anthony Chuzzlewit and Son, from which One of the Partners retires unexpectedly 225

Chap. XIX.—The Reader is brought into Communication with some Professional Persons, and sheds a Tear over the Filial Piety of good Mr. Jonas 233

Chap. XX.—Is a Chapter of Love 246

Chap. XXI.—More American Experiences. Martin takes a Partner, and makes a Purchase. Some Account of Eden, as it appeared on Paper. Also of the British Lion. Also of the kind of Sympathy professed and entertained, by the Watertoast Association of United Sympathizers 257

Chap. XXII.—From which it will be seen that Martin became a Lion on his own Account. Together with the Reason why 273

Chap. XXIII.—Martin and his Partner take Possession of their Estate. The Joyful Occasion involves some further Account of Eden 281

Chap. XXIV.— Reports Progress in certain homely Matters of Love, Hatred, Jealousy, and Revenge 289

Chap. XXV.—Is in part Professional; and furnishes the Reader with some Valuable Hints in relation to the Management of a Sick Chamber 302

Chap. XXVI.—An Unexpected Meeting, and a Promising Prospect 314

Chap. XXVII.—Showing that Old Friends may not only appear with New Faces, but in False Colours. That People are prone to Bite; and that Biters may sometimes be Bitten321

Chap. XXVIII.—Mr. Montague at Home. And Mr. Jonas Chuzzlewit at Home 337

Chap. XXIX.—In which some People are Precocious, others Professional, and others Mysterious : all in their several Ways 345

Chap. XXX.—Proves that Changes may be rung in the best-regulated Families, and that Mr. Pecksniff was a special hand at a Triple- Bob-Major 353

Chap. XXXI.—Mr. Pinch is discharged of a Duty which he never owed to Anybody; and Mr. Pecksniff discharges a Duty which he owes to Society 365

Chap. XXXII.—Treats of Todgers's again; and of another Blighted Plant besides the Plants upon the Leads 380

Chap. XXXIII.—Further Proceedings in Eden, and a Proceeding out of it. Martin makes a Discovery of some importance 385

Chap. XXXIV.—In which the Travellers move Homeward, and Encounter some Distinguished Characters upon the Way 398

Chap. XXXV.—Arriving in England, Martin witnesses a Ceremony, from which he derives the cheering Information that he has not been Forgotten in his Absence 411

Chap. XXXVI.—Tom Pinch departs to seek his Fortune. What he finds at starting 417

Chap. XXX VII.—Tom Pinch, going Astray, finds that he is not the only Person in that Predicament. He Retaliates upon a fallen Foe 433

Chap. XXXVIII.— Secret Service 441

Chap. XXXIX.—Containing some further Particulars of the Domestic Economy of the Pinches; with strange News from the City, narrowly concerning Tom 449

Chap. XL.—The Pinches make a New Acquaintance, and have fresh occasion for Surprise and Wonder 462

Chap. XLI.—Mr. Jonas and his Friend, arriving at a Pleasant Understanding, set forth upon an Enterprise 473

Chap. XLII.—Continuation of the Enterprise of Mr. Jonas and his Friend 481

Chap. XLIII.—Has an Influence on the Fortunes of several People. Mr. Pecksniff is exhibited in the Plenitude of Power; and wields the same with Fortitude and Magnanimity 489

Chap. XLIV.—Further Continuation of the Enterprise of Mr. Jonas and his Friend 505

Chap. XLV.—In which Tom Pinch and his Sister take a little Plea- sure; but quite in a Domestic Way, and with no Ceremony about it 513

Chap. XL VI.—In which Miss Pecksniff makes Love, Mr. Jonas makes Wrath, Mrs. Gamp makes Tea, and Mr. Chuffey makes Business 520

Chap, XL VII.—Conclusion of the Enterprise of Mr. Jonas and his Friend 537

Chap. XLVIII.—Bears Tidings of Martin, and of Mark, as well as of a Third Person not quite unknown to the Reader. Exhibits Filial Piety in an Ugly Aspect; and casts a doubtful Ray of Light upon a very Dark Place 545

Chap. XLIX.—In which Mrs. Harris, assisted by a Teapot, is the cause of a Division between Friends 558

Chap. L.—Surprises Tom Pinch very much, and shows how certain Confidences passed between Him and his Sister 568

Chap. LI.—Sheds New and Brighter Light upon the very Dark Place; and contains the Sequel of the Enterprise of Mr. Jonas and his Friend 577

Chap. LII.—In which the Tables are Turned, completely Upside Down 593.

Chap. LIII.—What John Westlock said to Tom Pinch's Sister; what Tom Pinch's Sister said to John Westlock; what Tom Pinch said to both of them; and how they all passed the Remainder of the Day 608

Chap. LIV.—Gives the Author great Concern. For it is the Last in the Book 615