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Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son
 

A wealthy shipping merchant's obsessive aspirations for one child lead him to neglect the other in this compelling tale of greed, poor judgment, and the redemptive power of love.

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ISBN 9780486834498
Published 12 September 2018 by Dover Publications Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9780486834498
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications
Publication Date 12 September 2018
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 864
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Wealthy shipping merchant Paul Dombey runs his family like he runs his business, with coldness and calculation. When his wife dies giving birth to their second child and long hoped-for heir, Dombey remains preoccupied only with the importance of passing the firm along to his son. Lost in this narrow, obsessive view is Dombey's older child, Florence, who yearns for his attention but receives only an indifference that eventually curdles into outright hatred. Published midway through the author's career, this 1848 novel marked a new maturity in Charles Dickens' writing. Less an examination of socioeconomic conditions and more of an exploration of emotional deprivation and fulfillment, it offers the satirical indignation of the storyteller's early fiction with an added darkness and narrative complexity. An absorbing plot and memorable characters combine to form a compelling tale of greed, poor judgment, and the redemptive power of love.

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Author's Bio

After a childhood blighted by poverty, commercial success came early to Charles Dickens (1812-70). By the age of 24, he was an international sensation whose new novels were eagerly anticipated. Two centuries later, Dickens' popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity and humor of his tales of self-discovery.

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