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The Resource Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders

Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders

Label
Dombey and Son
Title
Dombey and Son
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders
Title variation
Domby and Son
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"London in the 1840s worships money at the expense of love. Mr Dombey pins all his hopes and affections on his son, Paul, and cruelly neglects his loving daughter, Florence. This novel charts Dombey's progress, through tragedy to enlightenment. Paul Dombey is a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business. In the tight orbit of his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because emotion has no market value. In his son he sees the future of his firm and the continuation of his name, while he neglects his affectionate daughter, until he decides to get rid of her beloved, a lowly clerk. But Dombey's weakness is his pride, and he falls prey to the treacherous flattery of others. Combining an intricate plot, vivid language, and Dickens's customary social commentary, Dombey and Son, explores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love."--web
Summary
In this carefully crafted novel, Dickens reveals the complexity of London society in the enterprising 1840s as he takes the listener into the business firm and home of one of its most representative patriarchs, Paul Dombey. A sensitive family drama unfolds between this stern father, his two children and aloof wife in which time and fateful events bring a slow, inexorable pressure to bear upon the hearts of all. In Paul Dombey we witness the force of social and personal arrogance wrestling with his own stubborn, but not unredeemable, heart
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
024190
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
  • 823.8
  • 823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4559.A2
LC item number
S35 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1210
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sanders, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Problem families
  • Businesspeople
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxx)
Control code
ocm49906977
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 996, [1] p.
Isbn
9780140435467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003272767
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)49906977
Label
Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxx)
Control code
ocm49906977
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 996, [1] p.
Isbn
9780140435467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003272767
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)49906977

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