Dombey and Son (Illustrated + FREE audiobook link + Active TOC) [NOOK Book]

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Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. It was first published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848 with the full title Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. Dickens started writing the book in Lausanne, Switzerland, but travelled extensively during the course of its writing, returning to England to begin another work before completing Dombey and Son.

The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book's title, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. The book begins when his son is born, and Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth. Following the advice of Mrs Louisa Chick, his sister, Dombey employs a wet nurse named Mrs Richards (Toodle). Dombey already has a daughter, Florence, whom he neglects. One day, Mrs Richards, Florence and her maid, Susan Nipper, secretly pay a visit Mrs Richard's house in Stagg's Gardens in order that she can see her children. During this trip, Florence becomes separated and is kidnapped for a short time by Good Mrs Brown before being returned to the streets. She makes her way to Dombey and Son's offices in the City and is guided there by Walter Gay, an employee, who first introduces her to his uncle, the navigation instrument maker Solomon Gill, at his shop the Midshipman. (Wikipedia)

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• Includes beautiful illustrations from the original book
• A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book
• Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book
• Saves space and don’t have to carry a hard copy around
• Offers an easy access and convenience to this classic literary masterpiece for a reasonable price
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011962196
  • Publisher: ngims Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,096,064
  • File size: 8 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    Touching story, adorable main character

    This is the first story that has been able to touch my 'heart'. The touching and heartbreakingly-ended relationship between the young girl Florence Dombey (the main character who was 7 years old in the beginning of the story and around 20 in the end) and her little brother Paul Dombey Jr. left me sleepless for many nights. Florence Dombey's eventual winning of her unaffectionate father's heart made me quite joyful, though I was still haunted and saddened by the earlier parts of the book. Moreover, Florence Dombey's affection for all who were kind to her has made me fall in love with her. I wish she could come to life, travel through time into the 21st century, and become my adopted sister. Oh, Floy, how I love you, how I love you, dear Floy! ('Floy' is Florence's nickname) I would definitely recommend this book to all who have a 'heart', or more scientifically, a region in the brain that is sensitive and receptive to love and affection.

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    mary anne

    ,very very. good book lots of typos but trsf thtu then. .......

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  • Anonymous

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    Not a favorite

    I found this to be too depressing and couldn't finish it.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Last Dickens on My List

    Great Dickensonian Moral Tale.

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