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  • Published: 15 November 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140435467
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1040
  • RRP: $26.00

Dombey and Son




Returns to the text of the first volume edition of 1848.

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.

  • Published: 15 November 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140435467
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1040
  • RRP: $26.00

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