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Dombey and Son (Penguin Classics)

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140435467
Editor:
Sanders, Andrew
Author:
Sanders, Andrew
Author:
Williams, Raymond
Author:
Fairclough, Peter
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Businesspeople
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Family-owned business enterprises
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
NASA TN D-5029
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1004
Dimensions:
7.84x5.06x1.58 in. 1.36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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