Dombey and Son (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Dombey and Son (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Charles Dickens
     
 

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Originally published in installments, Dickens’s Dombey and Son presents a cavalcade of life in mid-nineteenth-century Britain, tracing the fortunes and eventual downfall of a powerful London shipping firm and its proud owner, Paul Dombey. The immense cast of inimitable Dickens characters includes Dombey’s children, his employees, and various

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Originally published in installments, Dickens’s Dombey and Son presents a cavalcade of life in mid-nineteenth-century Britain, tracing the fortunes and eventual downfall of a powerful London shipping firm and its proud owner, Paul Dombey. The immense cast of inimitable Dickens characters includes Dombey’s children, his employees, and various legitimate and illegitimate relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411435421
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
939
Sales rank:
543,596
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


Charles Dickens (1812–1870), was an English novelist, who is one of the most popular writers of all time. He is known for chapter-closing cliffhangers in his serial-style novels, a mind for social reform, and memorable characters. His most popular works include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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