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Dombey and Son (02 Edition)by Charles Dickens
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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.
Paul Dombey is a man who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business: calculatingly, callously and commercially. A picture of the limitations of a society dominated by commercial values is portrayed through Dombey's relationships with his two children and two wives.
About the Author
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was born in Portsmouth, England, and grew up in poverty, one of eight children. He became the preeminent writer of Victorian England, with most of his novels appearing in serial form before being published as books.
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