By: Dickens, Charles

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Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son is a darkly witty tale of two siblings' st ruggle to achieve happiness in the shadow of their father's pride, edited w ith an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders in Penguin Classics. To Pau l Dombey, business is all and money can do anything. He runs his family lif e as he runs his firm: coldly, calculatingly and commercially. The only per son he cares for is his frail son, grooming him for entry into the family b usiness; his daughter Florence, abandoned and ignored, craves affection fro m her unloving father, who sees her only as a 'base coin that couldn't be i nvested'. As Dombey's callousness extends to others - from his defiant seco nd wife Edith, to Florence's admirer Walter Gay - he sows the seeds of his own destruction. Can this heartless businessman be redeemed? A compelling d epiction of a man imprisoned by his own pride, Dombey and Son explores the devastating effects of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional family and on society as a whole. In his introduction, Andrew Sanders discusses the ch aracter of Paul Dombey, business and family relationships in Dombey and Son and their similarities to Dickens's own childhood. This edition also inclu des a chronology, further reading, appendices, notes and the original illus trations by 'Phiz'. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in t he English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His mo st famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for st age and screen and read by millions. If you liked Dombey and Son, you might.


Author Name: Dickens, Charles

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 2002

ISBN Number: 0140435468

ISBN Number 13: 9780140435467

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051355