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Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
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Aug 13, 2010

it was amazing
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The older I get the more I love Dickens' work. This one is rich, like most of his work. Read it in small servings and savor the incredible detailed and thoughtful prose. Watch for stand alone lines that beg to be written down for further pondering. The usual complicated twists of plot, a long list of multi faceted characters and beautiful journeys of forgiveness, redemption and hope make it classic Dickens. Almost every character could be a novel in and of themselves. Can stand alone or be studied for it's historical and social commentary beyond the transcendent philosophical explorations. Almost suprised me with what some may call an overly optimistic ending in some ways but shows that while some practical and cynical realism shaded Dickens' later work he remained at the core a believer that good will triumph.
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