Dombey and Son

Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870)

Charles Dickens the author of Dombey and Son, originally wrote the book in installments which were published from October 1846 to April 1848 under the title Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation.

The story centers around Paul Dombey, the stern owner of the Firm. He is totally immersed in having his newly born son continue the business, and entirely neglects his daughter Florence. Tragedy occurs, and Florenceā€™s plight worsens. As the years go by, Mr. Dombey sees to it that the man she loves, his employee, is sent far away. Mr Dombey remarries, but his marriage is eventually destroyed, his fortune gone, he becomes destitute. Finally he accepts help from his daughter, and life changes for him. Many wonderful characters interweave the tale, as in all Dickens literary masterpieces. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Chapter 00: Prefaces of 1848 and 1867 Mil Nicholson
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Play 01 Chapter 01: Dombey and Son Mil Nicholson
00:34:23
Play 02 Chapter 02: In which Timely Provision is made for an Emergency that will sometimes arise in the best-regulated Families Mil Nicholson
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Play 03 Chapter 03: In which Mr Dombey, as a Man and a Father, is seen at the Head of the Home-Department Mil Nicholson
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Play 04 Chapter 04: In which some more First Appearances are made on the Stage of these Adventures Mil Nicholson
00:36:01
Play 05 Chapter 05: Paul's Progress and Christening Mil Nicholson
00:51:17
Play 06 Chapter 06: Paul's Second Deprivation Mil Nicholson
00:55:38
Play 07 Chapter 07: A Bird's-eye Glimpse of Miss Tox's Dwelling-place; also of the state of Miss Tox's Affections Mil Nicholson
00:15:30
Play 08 Chapter 08: Paul's further Progress, Growth, and Character Mil Nicholson
00:59:52
Play 09 Chapter 09: In which the Wooden Midshipman gets into Trouble Mil Nicholson
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Play 10 Chapter 10: Containing the Sequel of the Midshipman's Disaster Mil Nicholson
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Play 11 Chapter 11: Paul's Introduction to a New Scene Mil Nicholson
00:40:01
Play 12 Chapter 12: Paul's Education Mil Nicholson
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Play 13 Chapter 13: Shipping Intelligence and Office Business Mil Nicholson
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Play 14 Chapter 14: Paul grows more and more Old-fashioned. and goes Home for the holidays Mil Nicholson
01:03:23
Play 15 Chapter 15: Amazing Artfulness of Captain Cuttle, and a new Pursuit for Walter Gay Mil Nicholson
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Play 16 Chapter 16: What the Waves were always saying Mil Nicholson
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Play 17 Chapter 17: Captain Cuttle does a little Business for the Young People Mil Nicholson
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Play 18 Chapter 18: Father and Daughter Mil Nicholson
00:49:07
Play 19 Chapter 19: Walter goes away Mil Nicholson
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Play 20 Chapter 20: Mr Dombey goes upon a journey Mil Nicholson
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Play 21 Chapter 21: New Faces Mil Nicholson
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Play 22 Chapter 22: A Trifle of Management by Mr Carker the Manager Mil Nicholson
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Play 23 Chapter 23: Florence solitary, and the Midshipman mysterious Mil Nicholson
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Play 24 Chapter 24: The Study of a Loving Heart Mil Nicholson
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Play 25 Chapter 25: Strange News of Uncle Sol Mil Nicholson
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Play 26 Chapter 26: Shadows of the Past and Future Mil Nicholson
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Play 27 Chapter 27: Deeper shadows Mil Nicholson
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Play 28 Chapter 28: Alterations Mil Nicholson
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Play 29 Chapter 29: The Opening of the Eyes of Mrs Chick Mil Nicholson
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Play 30 Chapter 30: The Interval before the Marriage Mil Nicholson
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Play 31 Chapter 31: The Wedding Mil Nicholson
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Play 32 Chapter 32: The Wooden Midshipman goes to Pieces Mil Nicholson
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Play 33 Chapter 33: Contrasts Mil Nicholson
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Play 34 Chapter 34: Another Mother and Daughter Mil Nicholson
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Play 35 Chapter 35: The Happy Pair Mil Nicholson
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Play 36 Chapter 36: Housewarming Mil Nicholson
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Play 37 Chapter 37: More Warnings than One Mil Nicholson
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Play 38 Chapter 38: Miss Tox improves an Old Acquaintance Mil Nicholson
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Play 39 Chapter 39: Further Adventures of Captain Edward Cuttle, Mariner Mil Nicholson
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Play 40 Chapter 40: Domestic Relations Mil Nicholson
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Play 41 Chapter 41: New Voices in the Waves Mil Nicholson
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Play 42 Chapter 42: Confidential and Accidental Mil Nicholson
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Play 43 Chapter 43: The Watches of the Night Mil Nicholson
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Play 44 Chapter 44: A Separation Mil Nicholson
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Play 45 Chapter 45: The Trusty Agent Mil Nicholson
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Play 46 Chapter 46: Recognizant and Reflective Mil Nicholson
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Play 47 Chapter 47: The Thunderbolt Mil Nicholson
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Play 48 Chapter 48: The Flight of Florence Mil Nicholson
00:33:05
Play 49 Chapter 49: The Midshipman makes a Discovery Mil Nicholson
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Play 50 Chapter 50: Mr Toots's Complaint Mil Nicholson
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Play 51 Chapter 51: Mr Dombey and the World Mil Nicholson
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Play 52 Chapter 52: Secret Intelligence Mil Nicholson
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Play 53 Chapter 53: More Intelligence Mil Nicholson
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Play 54 Chapter 54: The Fugitives Mil Nicholson
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Play 55 Chapter 55: Rob the Grinder loses his Place Mil Nicholson
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Play 56 Chapter 56: Several People delighted, and the Game Chicken disgusted Mil Nicholson
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Play 57 Chapter 57: Another Wedding Mil Nicholson
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Play 58 Chapter 58: After a lapse Mil Nicholson
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Play 59 Chapter 59: Retribution Mil Nicholson
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Play 60 Chapter 60: Chiefly Matrimonial Mil Nicholson
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Play 61 Chapter 61: Relenting Mil Nicholson
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Play 62 Chapter 62: Final Mil Nicholson
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