Dombey and Son is a novel with the full title
Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation by Charles Dickens.
First published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848, it tells the story of Paul Dombey a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business. In his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because emotion has no market value. In his son he sees the future of his firm and the continuation of his name, while he neglects his affectionate daughter, until he decides to get rid of her beloved, a lowly clerk. But Dombey's weakness is his pride, and he falls prey to the treacherous flattery of others.
Combining an intricate plot, vivid language, and Dickens's customary social commentary, this is another classic from the master novelist.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced.
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Most people seem to get caught up in the popular stories by Dickens and ones such as this full through the net although it was hugely popular at the time of its original publication. This is well worth it if you are a Dickens fan and have not come acorss this story before. It was certainly a bargain at 95p when it came out, it is just a shame that it creeps up in price. It is still cheap enough to be worth it, but when they are introduced at 95p and then slowly start to creep up to £6.95 and higher it is not worth it. Cheaply it is good but the more expensive it gets don't bother as the production values are not as high as other books, for instance you can hear the narrator turning over paper as he reads and coughing and stumbling on words now and then - this is very minor but if they are asking you to spend upwards to £10 I prefer better quality
I've only ever read the popular Dickens but could not resist this at 95p throughly enjoyed listening to this. Good book, great price.