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…  See more details below

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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 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

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

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Dombey and Son 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Mary Anne Garcia More than 1 year ago
,very very. good book lots of typos but trsf thtu then. .......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be too depressing and couldn't finish it.
colorsplash7 More than 1 year ago
Great Dickensonian Moral Tale.
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