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  1. says:

    Dombey and Son is a novel about pride and ambition Paul Dombey, proud, wealthy, arrogant and frigid, is a man to whom the idea of Dombey and Son is paramount There has always been a Dombey and Son there will always be a Dombey and Son It is his whole world, his reason for being Everything in his life is focused and directed towards this The full title of the book is Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation Therefore the son of the title, although a real living person, is first and foremost an abstract concept, much as we are led to believe Paul Dombey senior himself had been to his own father, and so on, as far back as living memory allowed The earth was made for Dombey and Son to trade in, and the sun and moon were made to give them light Common abbreviations took new meanings in his eyes, and had sole reference to them A D had no concern with Anno Domini, but stood for anno Dombei and Son The book starts with a defence of this character by Dickens himself, as part of the Preface from 1867, where he berates his earlier rea...


  2. says:

    This is by far my favorite Dickens after The Christmas Carol whose reigning place has to do with nostalgia than anything else I found all of the characters interesting and compelling None of them slowed down the narrative for me, unlike in Little Dorrit This is a wonderfully dense book about families and gender roles and the different forms of love I highly enjoyed so many of the plot lines My favorite characters were Walter, Susan Nipper, Edith and Captain...


  3. says:

    I pretty much spent all day reading this I really wanted to finish it in 2016 and I really got into last quarter of the book This is my third Dickens as an adult not counting the Christmas stories and it is my least favorite of the 3 but it s still well worth the time to read it There were a few too many coincidences needed to move the plot along and just some I thought unnecessary things but reading Dickens is like going on a long trip with a bunch of fun friends It doesn t reall...


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    A big bloated behemoth Dickens An instructive homily on pride and behaving like a coldblooded douche towards your daughter because she isn t a son view spoiler Once Dombey s son dies not a plot spoiler, it happens early on , the novel seems to collapse, start again Britain was in mourning for Paul Dombey s demise, and this grief is reflected in the sluggish pace that follows Wonderful, wrenchingly excruciating scenes between...


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    Dombey and Son is one of Dickens best This novel, in my opinion, rivals Little Dorrit The main protagonist, Florence Dombey is an amazing woman, full of strength and character which guides her through some incredibly miserable years Some of the characters that Dickens develops during the course of this novel are some of the most heinously evil or sad, or full of goodness and love, or are just plain funny There s a powerful message about the influence of wealth , not just money, on the individual, as well as family and friends The explosion of the Industrial Age in Victorian England, and its impact on the culture plays a prominent role too I fell in love with Florence Dombey, Little Paul, Wal r, Cap n Ed ard Cuttle, Mr Toots, and Miss Susan Nipper I shuddered in fear and loathing with each entrance of Mr James Carker in the plot ohhh, the teeth and felt deep sorrow wi...


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    This is a great mid period Dickens written just about at the point where his optimism about human beings and his zest to improve the conditions of all the hapless grovellers is at the tipping point of being transformed by a horrible realisation that the corruption of the ruling classes, the venality of the middle classes and the ground down and outness of the labouring men and women meant that only a root and branch revolution would do, reform would simply fail, be watered down by the circumlocutors, revolution was the only hope.But he was terrified of revolution and wrote two books about his fear, Barnaby Rudge which i haven t read yet and A Tale of Two Cities, which I have He knew that social upheaval uncorks the violence, he knew the highway to hell paved with good intentions.So he was in a complete political bind Couldn t go back, couldn t go forward All his middle to late masterpieces are written from this agonised political dilemma Beginning with Dombey and Son he...


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    I m glad to have read Dombey and Son, but I can t exactly say I enjoyed reading it at least not consistently There is some wonderful writing in it, but also some very poor, by the yard stuff It screams for a fiery red pen.I was drawn to the novel Dickens s seventh 1846 48 , often seen as marking the beginning of his late, great phase by the theme of a father over investing in his son and underinvesting in his daughter That worked enough well for me as a thread, although Florence Dombey s unfailingly humble love and duty towards the father who spurns her does grate a little on modern sensibilities I had to play around with theories of her as a Christian allegory a modern Job, or Griselda to make anything very satisfying out of her Dickens evokes all kinds of fairy tale imagery for her, and maybe that s another way to read her a princess under some very perverse kind of spell.The passage in the novel where I felt most engaged was when I thought it might be heading into deeper and darker fairy tale territory As if fearing that the lovely Florence might be a little too one dimensional as sole female lead, Dickens introduces a complex and chiaroscuro figure in the form of Edith...


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    I m ashamed to admit that until I read this book, I hadn t read a lot of Dickens I skimmed Great Expectations when I was in 9th grade, but only because I was forced, and I read A Christmas Carol for work once long story, but I was working for an educational publishing company and we were doing a dumbed down version After finishing Dombey and Son, I m afraid I don t have anything especially intelligent to add to the reams and reams that has been written about Dickens, except that I m excited about reading a lot of his work Dombey Son is a great, sweeping novel, taking place over the course of approximately 20 years, about a wealthy man who systematically shuns everyone close to him most notably, his daughter, whom he treats appallingly thus leading to his personal and monetary ruin While some people complai...


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    Rereading Summer 2015 Just read chapter 19, Walter Goes Away during breakfast today 11 June 2015 Seriously, there is no competition Tears shed over grapefruit Enjoyed this immensely, again I know that some might feel that Florence s goodness and that her goodness remained with her in her loveless life is impossible For me, I believe that this book is about keeping our peace and faith under great trial Florence could have chosen to become bitter and angry, so many people in real life situations like hers do so But what is the good in that Instead, she chose to keep her soul pure and her personal peace by loving and serving We don t hurt the other person when we secretly hate and despise them, we only hurt ourselves That is one of the beautiful messages of this book There are many real life instances of people like Florence, Dickens didn t invent her as a one of a kind, impossibly sentimental, sappy, and too good to be true Victorian angel in the house woman He made her what we ought to strive to be, forgiving, self less and kind Many people are this What a beautiful thing One of the sad Dickens books Read first 1999 Those were my first th...


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    This was my first reading of Dombey and Son, and I found it to be one of Dickens s less successful novels I know some rank it highly But I found the plot mostly uninteresting and even dependent than is usual for Dickens on unlikely events and coincidences, and much of the writing turgid and uninspired The first third of the book managed to engage me as the situations developed, but after that I increasingly read out of duty than out of pleasure I have enjoyed so much of Dickens s work that I kept reading in the expectation that things must improve, but they never did I never managed to get a good sense of the character of Dombey or understand why he acted in such self destructive ways My experience of highly successful businessmen is that they are almost universally much better judges of character than Dombey turned out to be His marriage to Edith Granger was unjustified by any aspect of his character, especially since he didn t have the excuse of love or even affection blinding his judgment, as there was none of that on either side of the marriage His treatment of Florence was inexplicable even for Victorian England.Flore...


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Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation This Is An OCR Edition Without Illustrations Or Index It May Have Numerous Typos Or Missing Text However, Purchasers Can Download A Free Scanned Copy Of The Original Rare Book From GeneralBooksClub.com You Can Also Preview Excerpts From The Book There Purchasers Are Also Entitled To A Free Trial Membership In The General Books Club Where They Can Select From Than A Million Books Without Charge Original Published By DeWolfe, Fiske, Co In 1881 In 1014 Pages Subjects Fiction Classics Fiction Literary Juvenile Fiction People Places Europe Literary Criticism European English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh