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Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son

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by CHARLES DICKENS
     
 

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As with most of Dickens' work, a number of socially significant themes are to be found in this book. In particular the book deals with the then-prevalent common practice of arranged marriages for financial gain. Other themes to be detected within this work include child cruelty (particularly in Dombey's treatment of Florence), familial relationships, and as ever in

Overview

As with most of Dickens' work, a number of socially significant themes are to be found in this book. In particular the book deals with the then-prevalent common practice of arranged marriages for financial gain. Other themes to be detected within this work include child cruelty (particularly in Dombey's treatment of Florence), familial relationships, and as ever in Dickens, betrayal and deceit and the consequences thereof. Another strong central theme, which the critic George Gissing elaborates on in detail in his 1925 work The Immortal Dickens, is that of pride and arrogance, of which Paul Dombey senior is the extreme exemplification in Dickens' work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014550727
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
04/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
810 KB

Meet the Author

Author of such classics as Hard Times, Bleak House, Oliver Twist, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, and Nicholas Nickleby.

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