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Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
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Jun 03, 11

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Well over 1,000 pages in the book-format, Dombey and Son is Dickens’ longest novel. The son in the title is actually a daughter, which is what originally piqued my interest. There are two strong women in Dombey and Son---Florence, the daughter Dombey barely acknowledges and will not love, and Edith, his much-deserved cold and proud second wife. The stories of old man Dombey and the two women plus the various other intertwining stories and characters make for the kind of reading you would expect from Dickens---complicated, entertaining and eventful. A lot can happen—and does---in one thousand pages. None of it is dull. I haven't read Dickens since college. This was so much more entertaining than I remembered that I will soon be reading another.
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message 1: by Sandra (last edited Jun 03, 2011 10:13AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sandra Well over 1,000 pages in the book-format, Dombey and Son is Dickens’ longest novel. The son in the title is actually a daughter, which is what originally piqued my interest. There are two strong women in Dombey and Son---Florence, the daughter Dombey barely acknowledges and will not love, and Edith, his much-deserved cold and proud second wife. The stories of old man Dombey and the two women plus the various other intertwining stories and characters make for the kind of reading you would expect from Dickens---complicated, entertaining and eventful. A lot can happen—and does---in one thousand pages. None of it is dull. I haven't read Dickens since college. This was so much more entertaining than I remembered that I will soon be reading another.


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