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Dombey en Zoon

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"Dombey en Zoon" by Charles Dickens is a classic novel that follows the life of a wealthy businessman named Mr. Dombey and his young son Paul. The novel explores themes of wealth, power, and the complexities of family relationships.

Dickens does a masterful job of creating intricate and engaging characters that draw the reader into the story. Mr. Dombey is portrayed as a cold and distant father, more focused on his business than his own son. Paul, on the other hand, is a sensitive and kind-hearted boy who yearns for his father's love and attention.

The novel is filled with rich descriptions of 19th-century London and the social hierarchy of the time. Dickens paints a vivid picture of the bustling city streets and the stark divide between the wealthy elite and the working class.

One of the most powerful aspects of the novel is the exploration of the consequences of actions and the importance of familial love and acceptance. As the characters navigate their relationships and face hardships, the reader is taken on an emotional journey that ultimately leaves a lasting impact.

Overall, "Dombey en Zoon" is a beautifully written novel that delves into timeless themes of love, loss, and redemption. Charles Dickens's storytelling shines in this tale of family, wealth, and the complexities of human nature.

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De trotse Dombey, eigenaar van het handelskantoor 'Dombey en zoon', heeft zich als doel in zijn leven gesteld zich in zijn bedrijf te laten opvolgen door zijn zoon. Pas nadat hij zijn zoon, zijn geld, zijn vrouw, zijn tweede vrouw en zijn bedrijf is kwijtgeraakt ontdekt hij wat belangrijk in het leven is. Een roman over trots en vrouwenemancipatie. (Samenvatting door Marcel Coenders)

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