: Yes. I found Florence's flight, capture, and rescue,
: with the subsequent dismissal of Richards, the most
: memorable incident in the early part of the novel.
: I'm not sure yet that Dombey is exactly the villain of
: the piece, but he is certainly a cold and unfeeling
: man, at least to the saintly Florence (who reminds me
: a bit of Esther in Bleak House).
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: Since Guille is finished and Sterling is way ahead of
: me, I'm going to post as I read. I'm only around a
: hundred pages in.
: So far I have found the book very hard to get into.
: The other day I was annoyed by the repetition of
: names. Mrs. Chick, Miss Tox, Mrs. Chick, Miss Tox,
: Lousia, Paul, Mr. Dombey, blah, blah, blah.
: I looked and saw that the book in print is 1028 pages
: and my heart sank. I had no idea how long it was.
: I did, however, read a customer review which
: interested me. It described Dombey as a very every day
: sort of villain, not malicious, but cold, unfeeling,
: and single-minded. I like that.
: I enjoyed what I read this morning a little more. It
: was mostly about Florence's getting lost and the
: subsequent dismissal of Richards.
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