Dombey and Son

» Charles Dickens

Introduction by - Andrew Sanders

Notes by - Andrew Sanders

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Paperback : 27 Apr 2006

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Penguin Classics give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book.

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 little son, while his motherless daughter Florence craves affection from her unloving father, who sees her only as a 'base coin that couldn't be invested'. As Dombey's callousness extends to others - from his defiant second wife Edith to Florence's admirer Walter Gay - he sows the seeds of his own destruction. Can this heartless businessman be redeemed? A compelling depiction of a man imprisoned by his own pride, Dombey and Son (1848) explores the devastating effects of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional family and on society as a whole.

This volume uses the text of Dickens's first edition of 1848.

With an introduction, suggestions for further reading, Dickens chronology, full explanatory notes, original illustrations by 'Phiz', appendices on illustrations and serialization

Edited by Andrew Sanders

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780140435467
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 1004
Published : 27 Apr 2006
Publisher : Penguin Classics

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» Charles Dickens

Introduction by - Andrew Sanders

Notes by - Andrew Sanders

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