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Dombey and Son is both a firm and a family and the ambiguous connection between public and private life lies at the heart of Dickens' novel. Paul Dombey is a man who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business: calculatingly callously coldly and commercially. Through his dysfunctional relationships with his son his two wives and his neglected daughter Florence Dickens paints a vivid picture of the limitations of a society dominated by commercial values and the drive for profit and explores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love.
Penguin Books Ltd
Dombey and Son
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