The novel centers around Mr. Dombey, a wealthy merchant who struggles to cope with the death of his wife and the care of his infant son as the story opens. He hires a nurse to bring up little Paul. Meanwhile, other new characters are brought into the story, including Captain Cuttle, Sol Gills, and Walter Gay.
As their lives come into contact with the Dombey household, complications arise. When Dombey discovers that Walter, a lowly clerk in his office, is infatuated with his daughter, Florence, he sends him to the West Indies to prevent any possibility of a romance developing, and, with the disappearance of the lad in a storm, his purpose is apparently fulfilled. But destiny deals Mr. Dombey a fatal blow in his quest to glorify the firm Dombey & Son. The rest of the novel deals with Dombey's reaction to his unforeseen tragedy.
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Von Ienco Am hilfreichsten 09.02.2017
Loved the story, not so keen on the reader
I adored the story and wanted it to go on forever!
The only thing which irritated me was the pronounciation of the reader. He is American and so some things were not pronounced correctly such as Mama and Papa....Marylebone....etc
Would have preferred an English reader. But the book was glorious!