DOMBEY AND SON (STORY OF A POWERFUL MAN) [NOOK Book]

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DOMBEY AND SON....Charles Dickens’s story of a powerful man whose callous neglect of his family triggers his professional and personal downfall, showcases the author’s gift for vivid characterization and unfailingly realistic description. 880 Pages in print.

When wealthy capitalist Dombey finally gets the son he needs to fullfil the requirement of his titular business he ...
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DOMBEY AND SON (STORY OF A POWERFUL MAN)

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DOMBEY AND SON....Charles Dickens’s story of a powerful man whose callous neglect of his family triggers his professional and personal downfall, showcases the author’s gift for vivid characterization and unfailingly realistic description. 880 Pages in print.

When wealthy capitalist Dombey finally gets the son he needs to fullfil the requirement of his titular business he also loses his wife. A proud and cold man he continues to shun his daughter Florence in favour of his new heir. But will Son grow to be everything his father wants?

The main protagonist, Florence Dombey is an amazing woman, full of strength and character which guides her through some incredibly miserable years. Some of the characters that Dickens develops during the course of this novel are some of the most heinously evil or sad, or full of goodness and love, or are just plain funny. There's a powerful message about the influence of "wealth", not just money, on the individual, as well as family and friends.

over 1,000 pages in the book-format, Dombey and Son is Dickens’ longest novel. The son in the title is actually a daughter, which is what originally piqued my interest. There are two strong women in Dombey and Son---Florence, the daughter Dombey barely acknowledges and will not love, and Edith, his much-deserved cold and proud second wife. The stories of old man Dombey and the two women plus the various other intertwining stories and characters make for the kind of reading you would expect from Dickens---complicated, entertaining and eventful. A lot can happen—and does---in one thousand pages. None of it is dull.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014242868
  • Publisher: TLC BOOKS
  • Publication date: 1/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,115,835
  • File size: 3 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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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Last Dickens on My List

    Great Dickensonian Moral Tale.

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