Dombey and Son
Charles Dickens' "Dombey & Son" (pub. 1848) described as his 'first great masterpiece'. Read long ago, revisited recently. Set in the England caught in the throes of Industrial revolution, it 'stands as a memorable indictment of a corrosive economic system, & as a profound plea for human values'. Thanks, again, CD.
“Dombey and Son” by Charles Dickens. I try to read a new Dickens every year but this one took far longer than normal because I kept putting it aside. It has its funny scenes, touching moments, and classic Dickensian characters but it’s not Dickens’ best. You could easily delete 500 of the 1034 pages and lose nothing. The plot was far less complex than most of his novels, without the usual twists and surprises or numerous interwoven plot lines. I’ve now read all of his novels - time to go through