- Title-page vignette: Krook and his Cat
- Frontispiece: Jo — Chap. xvi
- "Who copied that?" — Chap. ii
- I am introduced to Conversation Kenge — Chap. iii
- The Lord Chancellor relates the death of Tom Jarndyce. — Chap. v
- In an Atmosphere of Booriobooble-Gha — Chap. iv
- "We are not so prejudiced as to suppose that in private life you are otherwise than a very estimable man . . ." — Chapter vi
- The Growlery." — Chap. viii
- "Alfred, my youngest (five), has voluntarily enrolled himself in the Infant Bands of Joy . . ." — Chap. viii
- "If I were in your place, I would seize every Master in Chancery by the throat to-morrow morning . . ." — Chap. ix
- Nemo. — Chap. x
- "He wos wery good to me, he wos!" — Chap. xi
- "Why, do you know how pretty you are, child?" — Chap. xii
- Deportment. — Chap. xiv
- "Honoured, indeed," said she, "By another visit from the wards of Jarndyce!" — Chap. xiv
- "I'm fly," says Jo. "But fen larks, you know. Stow hooking it!" — Chap. xvi
- "To my great surprise, on going in, I found my guardian still there, and sitting looking at the ashes." — Chap. xvii
- "I have frightened you!" she said — Chap. xviii
- "Who ud go and let a nice innocent lodging to such a reg'lar one as me!" — Chap. xix
- "I am grown up now, Guppy. I have arrived at maturity." — Chap. xx
- Grandfather Smallweed astonishes Mr. George. — Chap. xxi
- "There she is!" cries Jo. — Chap. xxii
- "O, you ridiculous child" observed Mrs. Jellyby, with an abstracted air. . . . — Chap. xxiii
- "Of all my old associates, of all my old pursuits and hopes, of all the living and the dead world, this one poor soul alone comes natural to me, and I am fit for." — Chap. xxiv
- "What's gone of your father and mother, eh?" — Chap. xxv
- "I believe you!" says Mrs. Bagnet. "He's a Briton. That's what Woolwich is. A Briton!"— Chap. xxvii
- The Ironmaster. — Chap. xxviii
- Mr. Guppy's Catechism. — Chap. xxix
- "Never have a mission, my dear child." — Chap. xxx
- "O, my child, o my child!" — Chap. xxix
- And he shivered in the window-seat with Charley standing by him, like some wounded animal . . . . — Chap. xxx
- "My love, you know these two gentleman?" — Chap. xxxiii
- "I have come down," repeated Grandfather Smallweed, hooking the air towards him with all his ten fingers at once, "to look after the property."— Chap. xxxiii
- "Put his hand on his bald head again, under this new verbal shower-bath." — Chap. xxxiv
- My Mother. — Chap. xxxvi
- "For I am constantly being taken in these nets," said Mr. Skimpole, looking beamingly at us over a glass of wine-and-water," and am constantly being bailed out — like a boat." — Chap. xxxvii
- "We danced for an hour with great gravity." — Chap. xxxviii
- "She made no sound of laughter; but she rolled her head . . ." — Chap. xxxviii
- "You are to be congratulated, Mr. Guppy; you are a fortunate young man, sir." - Chap. xxxix.
- Under the Lincoln's Inn trees. — Chap. xxxix
- A Bird of Ill Omen. — Chap. xl
- "Turn the key upon her, Mistress." Illustrating with the cellar key. — Chap. xliii
- Richard. — Chap. xliii
- "Here, against a hoarding of decaying timber, he is brought to bay." — Chap. xlv
- "The cart is shaken all to pieces, and the rugged road is very near its end. — Chap. xlvi
- Mr. Bucket urging a very sensible view of the case with his fat forefinger. — Chap. xlix
- Peepy was sufficiently decorated to walk hand in hand with the Professor of Deportment. — Chap. xlviii
- "Esther, dear," she said very quietly, "I am not going home again." — Chap. li
- "Hasn't a doubt — zample — far better hang wrong fler than no fler." — Chap. liii
- "Can you make a haughty gentleman of him? . . . . The poor infant!". — Chap. liv
- "He puts his hands together, . . . . and raising them towards her breast, bows down with his head, and cries." — Chap. lv
- Mr. Bucket in Lady Dedlock's boudoir. — Chap. lvi
- In the brickmaker's cottage. — Chap. lvi
- The old housekeeper, weeping silently; Volumnia the greatest agitation. with the freshest bloom on her cheeks; the trooper with his arms folded and his head a little bent, respectfully attentive. — Chap. lviii
- She lay there, with one arm creeping around the bar of an iron grate, and seeming to embrace it. — Chap. lix
- "Miss Summerson," said Mr. Vholes, very slowly rubbing his gloved hands, . . . ." This was an ill-advised marriage of Mr. C.'s." — Chap. lix
- "To which? Say that again," said Mr. Smallweed, in a shrill, sharp voice. " — Chap. lxi
- "Get out with you. If we ain't good enough for you, go and procure somebody that is good enough. Go along and find 'em." — Chap. lxii
- "But I never own to it before the old girl. Discipline must be maintained." — Chap. lxi
- Volumnia's Devotion to Sir Leicester. — Chap. lxvi
- Uncaptioned tail-piece. — Chap. lxvi
Frontispieces from American Editions of the Novel, 1863-67
- John Gilbert: A large grey cat leaped from some neighbouring shelf from Sheldon & Co. (New York): Household Edition (1863) Vol. 1
- F. O. C. Darley: A female figure, closely veiled, stands in the middle of the room . . . . from Sheldon & Co. (New York) Household Edition (1863) Vol. 2
- F. O. C. Darley: "For, on a low bed opposite the fire. . . the lawyer hesitating just within the doorway, sees a man." — Vol. 1, Page 96 [actually, p. 200, from Bleak House] Vol. 3
- F. O. C. Darley: Springing a Mine, from Sheldon & Co. (New York) Household Edition (1863) Vol. 4
- Sol Eytinge, Junior: Mr. Jarndyce and his Wards (1867)
Related material, including front matter and sketches, by other illustrators for Bleak House (1852-1910)
- Bleak House (homepage)
- Phiz's monthly illustrations for the novel, March 1852 through September 1853.
- Cover for monthly parts
- Sol Eytinge, Junior: 18 illustrations for Bleak House, vol. 4 of the Diamond Edition (1867)
- Harry Furniss's illustrations for the Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910)
- Kyd's four Player's Cigarette Cards (1910)
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_______. Bleak House. Illustrated by Sol Eytinge, Jr, and engraved by A. V. S. Anthony. 14 vols. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. VI.
_______. Bleak House, with 61 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. 21 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. IV.
_______. Bleak House. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. The Charles Dickens Library Edition. 18 vols. London: Educational Book, 1910. Vol. XI.
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