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Charles Dickens - Dombey & Son (Everyman's Library Edition) (2nd Hand Hardback)

£11.95
SKU B002417
Synopsis

Published in 1848, the year before David Copperfield, Dombey and Son heralds the masterpieces of Dickens’s maturity while creating an atmosphere all of its own.

One of Dicken's great middle period novels, in which fairy tale, melodrama and realism mingle with hallucinatory power, Dombey and Son weaves together a number of stories which centre upon the family of the self-important merchant, Paul Dombey, and his children Paul and Florence.

Supplied with the usual extraordinary cast of Dickensian grotesques, both comic and sinister, the novel also boasts a wonderful villain, in the person of Mr Carker, who tries to seduce Florence and meets his death under a train - the first such death in literary history.

 

Details
  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1848 (This Edition 1994 - Everyman's Library)
  • ISBN : 9781857151671
  • SKU : B002417
  • PPC : SP1100gm
  • RRP : £11.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

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External Reviews

"Deciding it was time I caught up on some of my not read Dickens, I was pleasantly surprised to find this one was more readable than many of his lesser known tomes - albeit barely believable, as all his characters, as ever, are caricatures, designed to depict the extremes of good and bad in human nature."

"A good plot, brilliantly written. For me, this book is on the cusp of Dickens' writing style. The plot, with its many intertwining characters, is more involved than his earlier work and, at the same time, written less metaphorically than his later work. So, an involved plot, beautifully written, and not quite as difficult to follow as his later work. Highly recommended."

- Google Reviews.

The Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

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