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A proud businessman is at the heart of this satire - Dombey and Son is funny, highly relevant and hugely enjoyable.

Paul Dombey is an ambitious, calculating London merchant. He pins all his hopes for the future of his shipping firm on his fragile son whilst his daughter, Florence, goes unnoticed and neglected. It is only when the firm faces ruin, and Dombey is staring at a life of desolate solitude that Florence may finally be valued. Can this heartless businessman be redeemed? Dombey and Son is a delicious and lively satire about pride and its downfall.

Reviews

Dickens's most mature meditation on the ethics of capitalism is haunted by ambivalent images of railroads, progress and death

Guardian

Dickens' sentences, his bold, sentimental outcries addressed to the reader and his marvelously imagistic descriptions, are a part of the magical world that assaults and seduces any reader

Chicago Tribune

A thoroughly gripping affair...Guaranteed laughs, guaranteed tears

Daily Mail

'There's no writing against such power as this-one has no chance'

William Makepeace Thackeray

Nothing seems more quintessentially British than Charles Dickens

The Times

Charles Dickens is one of the giants of English literature

Sunday Express

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  • Paperback

    9780099540823

    September 1, 2010

    Vintage Classics

    976 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140435467

    November 15, 2002

    Penguin Classics

    1040 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857151671

    October 15, 1994

    Everyman

    890 pages

    RRP $32.99

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