• "A novel that British readers love, and American readers love to hate...the American scenes are among the most powerful things Dickens ever did in fiction"

  • "One of my favourite characters in English literature is the redoubtable Mark Tapley - a curious hybrid of Jeeves and Pollyanna who inhabits the pages of Dickens's great novel, Martin Chuzzlewit."

    Michael Simkins, Daily Telegraph
  • "After leaving school, I sought refuge from the perils of office life by reading under my desk or on park benches during the lunch hour. Dickens was my preferred means of escape"

    Jeremy Lewis, Daily Telegraph
  • "Dickens' funniest novel"

    William Boyd