Charles Dickens' Dombey and Son is a novel concerning Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. When his son is born his wife dies shortly after giving birth. Dombey employs a wet nurse while neglecting his daughter Florence. Dombey's callous neglect of his family triggers his professional and personal downfall. "Mr. Dombey undergoes no violent change, either in this book, or in real life. A sense of his injustice is within him, all along. The more he represses it, the more unjust he necessarily is. Internal shame and external circumstances may bring the contest to a close in a week, or a day; but, it has been a contest for years, and is only fought out after a long balance of victory."
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Dombey and Son, written by legendary author Charles Dickens is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Dombey and Son is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Charles Dickens is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, Dombey and Son would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.Product Description:
"Dombey and Son" from Charles Dickens. English writer and social critic (1812-1870).
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1954. Book Condition: Fair. New edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78433196