Dombey and Son

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.

About the Edition

This novel is about a greedy London merchant who thinks that he is above all and tries to get his children to follow in his footsteps. He favors his son as he has what it takes to be his successor. His vanity finally gets the best of him in a plot that leaves him without his fortune or family and is left to live in solitude and poverty.Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. The eBook is text searchable.

The Physical Object

Format
E-book

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24286888M
ISBN 10
1595472274
OCLC/WorldCat
55680335
OverDrive
2550FFB4-DC5C-4068-B9CB-4F48719A24AB

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October 3, 2012 Edited by VacuumBot Updated format 'eBook' to 'E-book'; Removed author from Edition (author found in Work)
April 27, 2011 Edited by OCLC Bot Added OCLC numbers.
June 22, 2010 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from marc_overdrive MARC record.