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Fabulous storytelling. - Goodreads
A sad novel, with an unexpected ending. - Goodreads
And the plot was definitely of Dickens. - Goodreads
Not a pleasant depiction at all! - Goodreads
Excellent character development throughout the book. - Goodreads
long discriptions and short mention of plot points. - Goodreads
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Reading Dickens always reminds me that there was no such thing as an editor as we understand the function of an editor now. Dickens did carefully plot out his books — we have the evidence not only in ... Read full review
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Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens's story of a powerful man whose callous neglect of his family triggers his professional and personal downfall, showcases the author's gift for vivid characterization ... Read full review
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Page 207 - tight squeeze. The doctor only undertook the charge of ten young gentlemen, but he had, always ready, a supply of learning for a hundred, on the lowest estimate ; and it was at once the business and delight of his life to gorge the unhappy ten with it. In fact, Doctor Blimber's establishment was a great hot-house, in which there was a forcing apparatus
Page 39 - It was a corner house, with great wide areas containing cellars frowned upon by barred windows, and leered at by crooked-eyed doors leading to dustbins. It was a house of dismal state, with a circular back to it, containing a whole suite of drawing-rooms looking upon a gravelled yard, where two gaunt trees, with blackened trunks and branches,
Page 10 - scythe, as a preparation of the surface for his deeper operations. Dombey, exulting in the long-looked-for event, jingled and jingled the heavy gold watch-chain that depended from below his trim blue coat, whereof the buttons sparkled phosphorescently in the feeble rays of the distant fire. Son, with his little fists curled up and
Page 21 - she must be encouraged, and really, if necessary, urged to make. Now, my dear Paul, come up-stairs with me." Mr. Dombey, who, besides being generally influenced by his sister for the reason already mentioned, had really faith in her as an experienced and bustling matron, acquiesced; and followed her, at once, to the sick-chamber.
Page 164 - away ! Very often afterwards, in the midst of their talk, he would break off, to try to understand what it was that the waves were always saying; and would rise up in his couch to look towards that invisible region far away. CHAPTER IX. IN WHICH THE WOODEN MIDSHIPMAN
Page 206 - much — of his childish affection on his sister. Whether their separation " — Mr. Dombey said no more, but sat silent. * " Hoity-toity ! " exclaimed Mrs. Pipchin, shaking out her black bombazine skirts, and plucking up all the ogress within her. " If she don't like it, Mr. Dombey, she must be taught to lump it.
Page 174 - it, and the shirt-collar like a sail, and the wide suit of blue all standing as usual, Walter was as fully persuaded that he was always in that state, as if the captain had been a bird and those had been his feathers. " Wal'r, my lad ! " said Captain Cuttle. " Stand by and knock again. Hard ! It's
Page 279 - After Briggs had got into bed, he lay awake for a long time, still bemoaning his analysis, and saying he knew it was all •wrong, and they couldn't have analyzed a murderer worse, and how would Doctor Blimber like it if his pocket-money depended on it ? It was very easy, Briggs said, to make a
Page 129 - and Miss Tox's bedroom (which was at the back) commanded a vista of Mews, where hostlers, at whatever sort of work engaged, were continually accompanying themselves with effervescent noises; and where the most domestic and confidential garments of coachmen and their wives and families, usually hung, like Macbeth's banners, on the outward walls. At this other private house in
Page 226 - newly tying their neck-cloths, which were very stiff indeed; and others washing their hands or brushing their hair, in an adjoining ante-chamber — as if they didn't think they should enjoy it at all. Young Toots who was ready beforehand, and had therefore nothing to do, and had leisure to bestow upon Paul, said, with heavy good nature:
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