The Characters in the Story

Harry Furniss

1910

14.3 x 9.1 cm vignetted

Dickens's Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation, Vol. 9 of the Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing the frontispiece of Paul and his icy father.

In the Charles Dickens Library Edition, Furniss complements his usual engraved title-page, Characters in the Story, with twenty-eight "original plates" of the collection's characters and situations. These thumbnail images relate directly to Furniss's full-page illustrations in this volume. [Commentary continues below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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