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Dombey and Son, Chapter 21
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I suspect you already know this, but Dickens got really mad at Phiz during the illustrating of this book, because Phiz drew the first picture of Paul and Mrs. Pipchin not as Dickens envisioned it - and it was a sore spot because it was based on Dickens' childhood. ;)
September 02, 2009 at 06:48 AM
Actually, I didn't know! :-)
September 02, 2009 at 08:23 AM
I surmise that you are now reading "Dombey and Son." Isn't it just an exquisite novel? One of my very favorite Dickens too. And ain't Cap'n Edd'rd Cuttle just the best? Enjoy the reading, Gina! Cheers! Chris
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September 03, 2009 at 05:37 PM
Just skimming -- I finally found a bookstore that had a copy. Rediscovering a Dickens novel is just as much fun as discovering it! :-)
September 03, 2009 at 07:10 PM
I have not yet read "Dombey and Son," but this little passage is an example of Dickens' unparalleled ability to make incredible language associations. Who but Dickens could possibly have thought to associate heartache with the absence of an upholsterer? And do it so plausibly? Wow. Can't wait to read this book.
September 04, 2009 at 04:38 PM
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