Monday, June 22, 2009

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Pride, arrogance, betrayal, and deceit juxtaposed against humility, love, loyalty, and devotion. Paul Dombey is a loathsome, despicable character whose pride and joy is bound up in his son who dies at a young age. Florence, his daughter spends her life trying to win her father's love to no avail...well, there is redemption in the end. The story is like a soap opera with a host of characters and subplots. Dickensian prose does not make for light reading!

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR4559 .A1 1998
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Diane Gennuso, Student Teaching Advisor, Antelope Valley Campus
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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