Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1848
Dombey and Son Synopsis
Dombey and Son is a novel written by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1848. The story in the book includes several elements commonly found in the works of Charles Dickens, including arranged marriage, mistreatment of minors, betrayal, dishonesty, and interactions among individuals of contrasting British societal strata.
Dombey and Son is a shipping company whose owner is Paul Dombey. Dombey dreams of having a son to take over the family business one day. After the birth of his son, Dombey neglects his first child, a girl named Florence, because she's not the son he hoped for. Dombey strives to build up his business empire and secure a prosperous future for his son. He neglects his daughter to pursue this goal, leading to tragedy for himself and those around him. His son Paul becomes ill at a young age, adding another layer to the already complex relationships between the characters.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most beloved and renowned authors in literature. His works have captivated generations of readers, providing insight into the time he wrote about and timeless themes such as human nature and justice. Born in 1812, Dickens was a prolific writer whose works include classics such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. He grew up in London during intense industrialization, immensely influenced his writing.
He was known for creating vivid characters that mirrored the social issues at the time and often highlighted those impoverished or disenfranchised by society. His novels were often semi-autobiographical, drawing from his experiences with debt, poverty, and familial struggle to create vivid stories that are still read today. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.
Charles Dickens' Books on PageVio
Novels: The Pickwick Papers | Oliver Twist | The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby | The Old Curiosity Shop | Barnaby Rudge | A Christmas Carol | Martin Chuzzlewit | The Chimes | The Cricket on the Hearth | The Battle of Life | The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain | Dombey and Son | David Copperfield | Bleak House | Hard Times | Little Dorrit | A Tale of Two Cities | Great Expectations | Our Mutual Friend | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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