Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. (Penguin Classics)
by Dickens, Charles; Fairclough, Peter; Williams, Raymond
992 pp. Edited by Peter Fairclough, with an introduction by Raymond Williams, and original illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz'). To Paul Dombey, business is everything and money can do anything. He runs his family life as he runs his firm: coldly, calculatingly and commercially. The only person he cares for is his little son, while his motherless daughter Florence craves affection from her unloving father, who sees her only as a base coin that couldn't be invested'. As Dombey's callousness extends to others - from his defiant second wife Edith to Florence's admirer Walter Gay - he sows the seeds for his own destruction. Can this heartless businessman be redeemed? A compelling depiction of a man imprisoned by his own pride, "Dombey and Son" (1848) explores the devastating effects of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional family and on society as a whole. Light crease on front wrapper corner. Penguin Books, 1985. Very Good/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2197390)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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