Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

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Offers a compelling depiction of a man imprisoned by his own pride, it explores the devastating effects of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional family and on society as a whole. This title also discusses the character of Paul Dombey, business and family relationships.

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Charles Dickens' "Dombey and Son" is a darkly witty tale of two siblings' struggle to achieve happiness in the shadow of their father's pride, edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders in "Penguin Classics". To Paul Dombey, business is all and money can do anything. He runs his family life as he runs his firm: coldly, calculatingly and commercially. The only person he cares for is his frail son, grooming him for entry into the family business; his daughter Florence, abandoned and ignored, craves affection from her unloving father, who sees her only as a 'base coin that couldn't be invested'. As Dombey's callousness extends to others - from his defiant second wife Edith, to Florence's admirer Walter Gay - he sows the seeds of his own destruction. Can this heartless businessman be redeemed? A compelling depiction of a man imprisoned by his own pride, "Dombey and Son" explores the devastating effects of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional family and on society as a whole. In his introduction, Andrew Sanders discusses the character of Paul Dombey, business and family relationships in "Dombey and Son" and their similarities to Dickens' own childhood. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, appendices, notes and the original illustrations by 'Phiz'. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "The Pickwick Papers", have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you liked "Dombey and Son", you might enjoy Dickens's "Martin Chuzzlewit", also available in "Penguin Classics". "There's no writing against such power as this - one has no chance." (William Makepeace Thackeray).

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SKU GOR001807693
Title Dombey and Son
Author By (author) Charles Dickens
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 1040
ISBN 10 0140435468
ISBN 13 9780140435467
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Charles Dickens' "Dombey and Son" is a darkly witty tale of two siblings' struggle to achieve happiness in the shadow of their father's pride, edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders in "Penguin Classics". To Paul Dombey, business is all and money can do anything. He runs his family life as he runs his firm: coldly, calculatingly and commercially. The only person he cares for is his frail son, grooming him for entry into the family business; his daughter Florence, abandoned and ignored, craves affection from her unloving father, who sees her only as a 'base coin that couldn't be invested'. As Dombey's callousness extends to others - from his defiant second wife Edith, to Florence's admirer Walter Gay - he sows the seeds of his own destruction. Can this heartless businessman be redeemed? A compelling depiction of a man imprisoned by his own pride, "Dombey and Son" explores the devastating effects of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional family and on society as a whole. In his introduction, Andrew Sanders discusses the character of Paul Dombey, business and family relationships in "Dombey and Son" and their similarities to Dickens' own childhood. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, appendices, notes and the original illustrations by 'Phiz'. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "The Pickwick Papers", have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you liked "Dombey and Son", you might enjoy Dickens's "Martin Chuzzlewit", also available in "Penguin Classics". "There's no writing against such power as this - one has no chance." (William Makepeace Thackeray).
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001807693
Title Dombey and Son
Author By (author) Charles Dickens
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 1040
ISBN 10 0140435468
ISBN 13 9780140435467
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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