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Dealings with the Firm of A novel by Charles Dickens, published 1847–8. When the story opens Mr Dombey, the frigid head of the shipping house of Dombey and Son, has just ...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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... and Son , Dealings with the Firm of  A novel by Charles Dickens , published 1847–8 . When the story opens Mr Dombey , the frigid head of the shipping house of Dombey and Son, has just been presented with a son and heir, Paul, and his wife dies. The father's love and ambition are centred in the boy, an odd, delicate, prematurely old child, who is sent to Dr Blimber's school, under whose strenuous discipline he sickens and dies. His death moved the nation nearly as much as the death of Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop , though later chapters were...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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... and Son , Dealings with the Firm of  A novel by Charles Dickens , published 1847–8 . When the story opens Mr Dombey , the frigid head of the shipping house of Dombey and Son, has just been presented with a son and heir, Paul, and his wife dies. The father's love and ambition are centred in the boy, an odd, delicate, prematurely old child, who is sent to Dr Blimber's school, under whose strenuous discipline he sickens and dies. His death moved the nation nearly as much as the death of Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop . Dombey neglects his devoted...

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Dombey and Son   Reference library

Paul Schlicke

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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... and Helene Moglen have focused on the book's sexual politics, analysing the polarities between male and female spheres ( see criticism: feminist ; women and women's issues ). Paul Schlicke Auerbach, Nina , ‘ Dickens and Dombey: A Daughter After All ’, Dickens Studies Annual , 5 (1976). Collins, Philip , ‘ Dombey and Son —Then and Now’, Dickensian , 63 (1967). Moglen, Helene , ‘Theorizing Fiction/Fictionalizing Theory: The Case of Dombey and Son ’, Victorian Studies , 35 (1992). Moynahan, Julian , ‘ Dealings with the Firm of Dombey...

Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son  

Dealings with the Firm of A novel by Charles Dickens, published 1847–8. When the story opens Mr Dombey, the frigid head of the shipping house of Dombey and Son, has just ...
Toodle, Polly and Robin

Toodle, Polly and Robin  

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Her son, characters in Dickens's Dombey and Son. Polly was Paul Dombey's foster‐mother.
Feenix, Cousin

Feenix, Cousin  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son, the nephew of Mrs Skewton, and cousin of Edith, Dombey's second wife.
Granger, Edith

Granger, Edith  

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In Dickens's Dombey and Son, the daughter of the Hon. Mrs Skewton, and Dombey's second wife.
Skewton, The Hon. Mrs

Skewton, The Hon. Mrs  

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In Dickens's Dombey and Son, the mother of Edith, Dombey's second wife.
Bagstock, Major Joe

Bagstock, Major Joe  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son.
Bunsby, Captain John

Bunsby, Captain John  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son, a friend of Captain Cuttle.
Blimber, Dr, Cornelia

Blimber, Dr, Cornelia  

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Characters in Dickens's Dombey and Son.
Mr Toots

Mr Toots  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son.
Gills, Solomon

Gills, Solomon  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son.
Mrs MacStinger

Mrs MacStinger  

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In Dickens's Dombey and Son, Captain Cuttle's termagant landlady.
Nipper, Susan

Nipper, Susan  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son.
Gay, Walter

Gay, Walter  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son.
Mr Carker

Mr Carker  

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The treacherous manager of the Dombey shipping house in Dickens's Dombey and Son (1848), noted for his hypocritical smile and white and glistening teeth.
Cuttle, Captain Edward

Cuttle, Captain Edward  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son. His favourite expression is, ‘When found, make a note of.’ See Notes and Queries.
Mrs Pipchin

Mrs Pipchin  

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In Dickens's Dombey and Son, a boarding‐house keeper in Brighton.
Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries  

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