Dombey and Son, Household Edition (1877), full-page, p. 268 (scene from chap. xxxvi). Wood engraving by the Dalziels, 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches (10.6 high x 13.7 cm wide), framed. Running head: "Mr. Carker, the Manager, Manages," 269. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]— Fred Barnard's thirty-eighth illustration for Dickens's
Passage Illustrated: Carker observes the marital breakdown
She looked at him with a supercilious glance, that it seemed not worth her while to protract, and turned away her eyes without speaking.
"I am sorry, Madam," said Mr. Dombey, "that you should not have thought it your duty —"
She looked at him again.
"Your duty, Madam," pursued Mr. Dombey, "to have received my friends with a little more deference. Some of those whom you have been pleased to slight to-night in a very marked manner, Mrs. Dombey, confer a distinction upon you, I must tell you, in any visit they pay you."
"Do you know that there is someone here?" she returned, now looking at him steadily. [Chapter 36, "House-warming," 266]
Pertinent Scenes from Other Illustrated Editions (1847 and 1910)
Left: Phiz's depiction of the couple's entertaining society after their marriage: Mr. Dombey at Home (September 1847). Right: Harry Furniss's dramatic realisation of the same stagnating situation in the marriage: The Dombey Dinner Party (1910).
Other Scenes Involving James Carker and Edith Dombey
- "Go and meet her"
- ""A child!" said Edith, looking at her. "When was I ever a child? What childhood did you ever leave to me?"
- She started, stopped, and looked in.
- In a firm, free hand the bride subscribes her name in the register.
- "Go," said the good-humored manager, gathering up his skirts, and standing astride on the hearth-rug, "like a sensible fellow, and let us have no turning out, or any such violent measures."
- Withers, meeting him on the stairs, stood amazed at the beauty of his teeth, and at his brilliant smile.
- He saw the face change from its vindictive passion to a faint sickness and terror.
- "No, no!" cried Florence, shrinking back as she rose up, and putting out her hands to keep her off. "Mama!"
Related Material including Other Illustrated Editions of Dombey and Son
- Dombey and Son (homepage)
- Phiz's 39 illustrations for Dombey and Son, Wholesale Retail & for Exportation (Oct. 1846 — April 1848)
- Sol Eytinge, Junior's 16 illustrations (1867)
- The Illustrators of the Household Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens (22 vols., 1871-79)
- Kyd's five Player's Cigarette Cards for Dombey and Son (1910)
- Harry Furniss's illustrations for the Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910)
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Dickens, Charles. Dombey and Son. Illustrated by Phiz. (Hablot K. Browne). London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
_______. Dombey and Son. Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). 8 coloured plates. London and Edinburgh: Caxton and Ballantyne, Hanson, 1910.
_______. Dombey and Son. Illustrated by Fred Barnard [62 composite wood-block engravings]. The Works of Charles Dickens. The Household Edition. 22 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. XV.
"Dombey and Son — Sixty-two Illustrations by Fred Barnard." Scenes and Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens, Being Eight Hundred and Sixty-six Drawings by Fred Barnard, Gordon Thomson, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), J. McL. Ralston, J. Mahoney, H. French, Charles Green, E. G. Dalziel, A. B. Frost, F. A. Fraser, and Sir Luke Fildes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1907.
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