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Dombey and Son

Author: Charles Dickens; Andrew Sanders
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2002.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To Paul Dombey, business is all and money can do anything. He runs his family life as he runs his firm: coldly, calculatingly and commercially. The only person he cares for is his frail son, grooming him for entry into the family business; his daughter Florence, abandoned and ignored, craves affection from her unloving father, who sees her only as a 'base coin that couldn't be invested'. As Dombey's callousness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Andrew Sanders
ISBN: 0140435468 9780140435467
OCLC Number: 49906977
Description: xxxii, 996, [1] pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Appendix 1: Preface to the Cheap Edition (1858) --
Appendix 2: The llustrations to Dombey and son.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders.
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Offers a compelling depiction of a man imprisoned by his own pride, it explores the devastating effects of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional family and on society as a whole. This title also  Read more...

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