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

Charles Dickens' Dombey and Son tells the story of the wealthy owner of a shipping company, Paul Dombey, who dreams of having a son to carry on the family business. It deals with themes such as marriage for financial gain, cruelty towards children, family relationships, pride, arrogance, betrayal and the destructive effects of industrialization.

The Physical Object

Format
E-book

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24292305M
ISBN 13
9781775410713
OverDrive
6239FAD7-0CCF-4434-9D1E-999F42997787

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December 18, 2012 Edited by VacuumBot Updated format 'eBook' to 'E-book'; Removed author from Edition (author found in Work)
November 16, 2012 Edited by BETHANY J COOPER merge authors
June 23, 2010 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from marc_overdrive MARC record.