Dombey and Son

Front Cover
Penguin Books Limited, Apr 27, 2006 - Fiction - 1040 pages
13 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
4
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: Dombey and Son

User Review  - Sherwood Smith - Goodreads

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

Review: Dombey and Son

User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Dombey and Son is 814 pages in my 1907 Everyman edition. By the time you get to the end, it's the epic scale that impresses most: the panoramic view of London life and the huge cast of characters ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist before establishing his reputation as a novelist with PICKWICK PAPERS (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. AndrewSanders is Professor of English at the University of Durham. He has edited several Dickens novels and is the author of Charles Dickens: Resurrectionist (1982) and The Short Oxford History of English Literature (2000).

Bibliographic information