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This is an auction for DOMBEY AND SON by Charles Dickens.

This is the complete and unabridged text, in two hardback volumes.

"The bustling, teeming streets of mid-Victorian London with their age-old vistas and traditions come vividly alive in this novel. But year by year the new railway technology is remaking London in its own image. Dickens responds to the real contradictions of Britain's new industrial power: its potential for creation and destruction, for life and death. Paul Dombey is a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business. In the tight orbit of his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because emotion has no market value. In his son he sees the future of his firm and the continuation of his name, while he neglects his affectionate daughter, until he decides to get rid of her beloved, a lowly clerk. But Dombey's weakness is his pride, and he falls prey to the treacherous flattery of others. Combining an intricate plot, vivid language, and Dickens's customary social commentary, Dombey and Son, explores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love."

Two morocco-bound hardback volumes, 1980, from the same edition as those in the photograph.

1065 pages in the two volumes.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail).

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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