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"Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens is a story about Paul Dombey, a wealthy owner of the Dombey and Son shipping company. Paul Dombey wants his son to continue the business and a sensitive family drama ensues. This novel gives insight into the English society in the enterprising era in the 1840s.

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"Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens is a story about Paul Dombey, a wealthy owner of the Dombey and Son shipping company. Paul Dombey wants his son to continue the business and a sensitive family drama ensues. This novel gives insight into the English society in the enterprising era in the 1840s.



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Date de parution 01 octobre 2014
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EAN13 9781632093790
Langue English

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Dombey and Son
Charles Dickens
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Table of Contents
Trajectory Introduction
CHAPTER 1. Dombey and Son CHAPTER 2. In which Timely Provision is made for an Emergency... CHAPTER 3. In which Mr Dombey, as a Man and a Fathe r, CHAPTER 4. In which some more First Appearances are made on the Stage of these Adventures CHAPTER 5. Paul's Progress and Christening CHAPTER 6. Paul's Second Deprivation CHAPTER 7. A Bird's-eye Glimpse of Miss Tox's Dwelling-place: also of the State of Miss Tox's Affections CHAPTER 8. Paul's Further Progress, Growth and Character CHAPTER 9. In which the Wooden Midshipman gets into Trouble CHAPTER 10. Containing the Sequel of the Midshipman 's Disaster CHAPTER 11. Paul's Introduction to a New Scene CHAPTER 12. Paul's Education CHAPTER 13. Shipping Intelligence and Office Busine ss CHAPTER 14. Paul grows more and more Old-fashioned, and goes Home for the Holidays CHAPTER 15. Amazing Artfulness of Captain Cuttle, a nd a new Pursuit for Walter Gay CHAPTER 16. What the Waves were always saying CHAPTER 17. Captain Cuttle does a little Business for the Young People CHAPTER 18. Father and Daughter CHAPTER 19. Walter goes away CHAPTER 20. Mr Dombey goes upon a Journey CHAPTER 21. New Faces CHAPTER 22. A Trifle of Management by Mr Carker the Manager CHAPTER 23. Florence solitary, and the Midshipman m ysterious CHAPTER 24. The Study of a Loving Heart CHAPTER 25. Strange News of Uncle Sol CHAPTER 26. Shadows of the Past and Future CHAPTER 27. Deeper Shadows CHAPTER 28. Alterations CHAPTER 29. The Opening of the Eyes of Mrs Chick CHAPTER 30. The interval before the Marriage CHAPTER 31. The Wedding CHAPTER 32. The Wooden Midshipman goes to Pieces CHAPTER 33. Contrasts CHAPTER 34. Another Mother and Daughter CHAPTER 35. The Happy Pair CHAPTER 36. Housewarming CHAPTER 37. More Warnings than One CHAPTER 38. Miss Tox improves an Old Acquaintance CHAPTER 39. Further Adventures of Captain Edward Cu ttle, Mariner CHAPTER 40. Domestic Relations CHAPTER 41. New Voices in the Waves
CHAPTER 42. Confidential and Accidental CHAPTER 43. The Watches of the Night CHAPTER 44. A Separation CHAPTER 45. The Trusty Agent CHAPTER 46. Recognizant and Reflective CHAPTER 47. The Thunderbolt CHAPTER 48. The Flight of Florence CHAPTER 49. The Midshipman makes a Discovery CHAPTER 50. Mr Toots's Complaint CHAPTER 51. Mr Dombey and the World CHAPTER 52. Secret Intelligence CHAPTER 53. More Intelligence CHAPTER 54. The Fugitives CHAPTER 55. Rob the Grinder loses his Place CHAPTER 56. Several People delighted, and the Game Chicken disgusted CHAPTER 57. Another Wedding CHAPTER 58. After a Lapse CHAPTER 59. Retribution CHAPTER 60. Chiefly Matrimonial CHAPTER 61. Relenting CHAPTER 62. Final
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AboNt the ANthor
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was forced to leave school to work in a factory when his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his caree r he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, 5 novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was a n indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. Dickens sprang to fame with the 1836 serial publica tion of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour, satire, and keen observation of character and socie ty. His novels, most published in monthly or weekly installments, pioneered the seria l publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. The installment format allowed Dickens to evaluate his audience's reaction, and he often modified his plot and character development based on such feedba ck. For example, when his wife's chiropodist expressed distress at the way Miss Mowc her in David Copperfield seemed to reflect her disabilities, Dickens went on to imp rove the character with positive features. Fagin in Oliver Twist apparently mirrors the famous fence Ikey Solomon; His caricature of Leigh Hunt in the figure of Mr Skimpo le in Bleak House was likewise toned down on advice from some of his friends, as they re ad episodes. In the same novel, both Lawrence Boythorne and Mooney the beadle are d rawn from real life – Boythorne from Walter Savage Landor and Mooney from 'Looney', a beadle at Salisbury Square. His plots were carefully constructed, and Dickens o ften wove in elements from topical events into his narratives. Masses of the illiterate poor chipped in ha'pennies to have each new monthly episode read to them, opening up a nd inspiring a new class of readers.
AboNt the Book
Dombey and Son is a novel by Charles Dickens, publi shed in monthly parts from 1 October 1846 to 1 April 1848 and in one volume in 1 848. Its full title is Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for E xportation. Dickens started writing the book in Lausanne, Switzerland, before returning to England, via Paris, to complete it. Illustrations were provided by Hablot Knight Browne. There is some concern with the railways and the novel's conception, and writi ng, belong to the years of the railway boom, 1844–47. The sea, meanwhile, becomes the image of things of 'an older fashion yet', 'the dark an d unknown [-] that rolls round all the world.'
CHAPTER 1. Dombey and Son
Dombey sat in the corner of the darkened room in th e great arm-chair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in a little basket bedstead, carefully disposed on a low settee immediately in front of the fire and close to it, as if his constitution were analogous to that of a muffin, and it was essential to toast him brown while he was very new.
Dombey was about eight-and-forty years of age. Son about eight-and-forty minutes. Dombey was rather bald, rather red, and though a ha ndsome well-made man, too stern and pompous in appearance, to be prepossessing. Son was very bald, and very red, and though (of course) an undeniably fine infant, s omewhat crushed and spotty in his general effect, as yet. On the brow of Dombey, Time and his brother Care had set some marks, as on a tree that was to come down in good time--remorseless twins they are for striding through their human forests, notching as they go--while the countenance of Son was crossed with a thousand little creases, which the same deceitful Time would take delight in smoothing out and wearing away with the flat part of his scythe, as a preparation of the surface for his deeper operation s.
Dombey, exulting in the long-looked-for event, jing led and jingled the heavy gold watch-chain that depended from below his trim blue coat, whereof the buttons sparkled phosphorescently in the feeble rays of the distant fire. Son, with his little fists curled up and clenched, seemed, in his feeble way, to be squa ring at existence for having come upon him so unexpectedly.
'The House will once again, Mrs Dombey,' said Mr Do mbey, 'be not only in name but in fact Dombey and Son;' and he added, in a tone of lu xurious satisfaction, with his eyes half-closed as if he were reading the name in a dev ice of flowers, and inhaling their fragrance at the same time; 'Dom-bey and Son!'
The words had such a softening influence, that he a ppended a term of endearment to Mrs Dombey's name (though not without some hesitati on, as being a man but little used to that form of address): and said, 'Mrs Dombe y, my--my dear.'
A transient flush of faint surprise overspread the sick lady's face as she raised her eyes towards him.
'He will be christened Paul, my--Mrs Dombey--of cou rse.'
She feebly echoed, 'Of course,' or rather expressed it by the motion of her lips, and closed her eyes again.
'His father's name, Mrs Dombey, and his grandfather's! I wish his grandfather were alive this day! There is some inconvenience in the necessity of writing Junior,' said Mr Dombey, making a fictitious autograph on his knee; 'but it is merely of a private and personal complexion. It doesn't enter into the correspondence of the House. Its