Dombey and Son
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - meredk - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this book, even though it's sort of standard Dickens and the outcome is no surprise. Still, the writing is so delightful, and the characters are varied and complex. I especially like the focus on women, and the fact that he made many of the female characters multi-dimensional. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - atheist_goat - LibraryThing
As is the case with most later Dickens, the villains are fleshed out and interesting and have realistic motivations, and the hero/ines are the barest of virtuous outlines. Although I'll admit that ... Read full review