Dombey and Son: Premium Edition (Unabridged and Illustrated) [Optimized for Nook and Sony-compatible]

Dombey and Son: Premium Edition (Unabridged and Illustrated) [Optimized for Nook and Sony-compatible]

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by Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne
     
 

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This is the BEST version of Dombey and Son you will find for your Nook. This edition is unabridged and includes the original illustrations from the first publication of this work, by artist Hablot "Phiz" Knight Browne. In addition, this ebook has been meticulously proofed for formatting errors and includes a working Table of Contents with selectable links.

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Information about this title:

he 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.

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,[6] is that of pride and arrogance, of which Paul Dombey senior is the extreme exemplification in Dickens' work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012117274
Publisher:
Codex Ebook Services
Publication date:
01/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
433,332
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.

Many of his novels, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialized form, a popular format at the time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

His work has been praised for its mastery of prose and unique personalities by writers such as George Gissing, Leo Tolstoy and G. K. Chesterton.

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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