Dombey and Son
By Charles Dickens
- Release Date: 1846-01-01
- Genre: Classics
Dombey and Son Charles Dickens Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book's title, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. The book begins when his son is born, and Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth. Following the advice of Mrs Louisa Chick, his sister, Dombey employs a wet nurse named Mrs Richards (Toodle). Dombey already has a daughter, Florence, whom he neglects.
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