Dombey and Son
Paul Dombey is a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business. In the tight orbit of his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because emotion has no market value. In his son he sees the future of his firm and the continuation of his name, while... show more
Paul Dombey is a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business. In the tight orbit of his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because emotion has no market value. In his son he sees the future of his firm and the continuation of his name, while he neglects his affectionate daughter, until he decides to get rid of her beloved, a lowly clerk. But Dombey's weakness is his pride, and he falls prey to the treacherous flattery of others. Combining an intricate plot, vivid language, and Dickens's customary social commentary, Dombey and Son, explores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love.
Publish date: November 26th 2002
Pages no: 996
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, English Literature
Cross-Posted on The Moonlight Reader. So, I am almost at the mid-point of my Classics Club challenge, so I’ve been going back over and seeing where I still needed to put up posts about books I’ve read. I read this book a long time ago (like, sometime in 2012, if I recall correctly. If not, in 2013...
bookshelves: winter-20142015, published-1848, victorian, tbr-busting-2014, fraudio, dickensphenalia Read from July 27, 2013 to December 12, 2014 Read here Read by Frederick DavidsonDescription from wiki: The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book's t...
My copy:Dombey and Son doesn't have notes at the end of the book, which I've found useful and interesting bonus material in Penguin Classic books. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation published in monthly parts from 1 October 1846 to 1 April 1848 and in one...
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I have to admit that I really don’t think that I’m a fan of Dickens. The way his novels are is just way too annoying for me. I could probably put up with it and loved it as periodicals but as a BIG chunky novel – No, thanks!Right from the very beginning when Dickens unveiled the very ignominious c...