Dombey and Son

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Author: Charles Dickens
Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 366,519 / 1009 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.6
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 6,361
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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l make it. My dear Paul, it's very weak and silly of me, I know, to be so trembly and shaky from head to foot; but I am so very queer that I must ask you for a glass of wine and a morsel of that cake.'

Mr Dombey promptly supplied her with these refreshments from a tray on the table.

'I shall not drink my love to you, Paul,' said Louisa: 'I shall drink to the little Dombey. Good gracious me!--it's the most astonishing thing I ever knew in all my days, he's such a perfect Dombey.'

Quenching this expression of opinion in a short hysterical laugh which terminated in tears, Louisa cast up her eyes, and emptied her glass.

'I know it's very weak and silly of me,' she repeated, 'to be so trembly and shaky from head to foot, and to allow my feelings so completely to get the better of me, but I cannot help it. I thought I should have fallen out of the staircase window as I came down from seeing dear Fanny, and that tiddy ickle sing.' These last words originated in a sudden vivid reminiscence

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.02.07
Read or Die
*****

Not Dickens most famous work but all the elements of greatness are there.
Unforgettable characters, razor sharp insights into human nature and moments that will break your heart.
If you don't fall in love with little Florence and root for her you've got serious humanity issues.
I can't get enough of Dickens and this is a great book.


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