One of Dicken's great middle period novels, in which fairy tale, melodrama and realism mingle with halluncinatory power, DOMBEY AND SON weaves together a number of stories which centre upon the family of the self-important merchant, Paul Dombey, and his children Paul and Florence.
Supplied with the usual extraordinary cast of Dickensian grotesques, both comic and sinister, the novel also boasts a wonderful villain, in the person of Mr Carker, who tries to seduce Florence and meets his death under a train - the first such death in literary history.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 890 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 15/09/1994
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781857151671