Dombey and Son
Charles Dickens

About the Book

Dombey and Son is both a firm and a family and the ambiguous connection between public and private life lies at the heart of Dickens' novel. Paul Dombey is a man who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business: calculatingly, callously, coldly and commercially. Through his dysfunctional relationships with his son, his two wives, and his neglected daughter Florence, Dickens paints a vivid picture of the limitations of a society dominated by commercial values and the drive for profit andexplores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love.

Edition Notes

Cover title.

Published: no. 2-<11>, 13-19/20: London : Bradbury & Evans.

First ed. -- Cf. Eckel, J. C. The first editions of the writings of Charles Dickens, p. 74-76.

Issued in pts., Oct. 1846 to Apr. 1848 in original green wrappers.

With advertisements.

State University of New York at Binghamton Libraries copy imperfect; no. 1 missing cover, no. 2 missing p. [1]-[2] of cover.

Other Titles
Dombey & Son advertiser, Dombey and Son advertiser, Dealings with the firm of Dombey and Son, wholesale, retail and for exportation, Dealings with the firm of Dombey and Son

The Physical Object

20 pts. in 19 (624, xvi p.) :
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