1. Frontispiece: "Why, what can you want with Dombey and Son's?" "To know the way there, if you please." — P. 40 [full-page].
  2. Uncaptioned Title-Page vignette: Mr. Dombey and Paul on the Brighton promenade
  3. A thorough contrast in all respects to Mr. Dombey (Page 1)
  4. "I may be very fond of pennywinkles, Mrs. Richards, but it don't follow that I'm to have 'em for tea." (Page 16)
  5. "So, here's to Dombey — and Son — and Daughter." (Page 24)
  6. Mr. Dombey dismounting first to help the ladies out (Page 29)
  7. Florence obeyed as fas as her trembling hands would allow; keeping, all the while, a frightened eye on Mrs. Brown. (Page 37)
  8. Dombey and Son. (Page 48)
  9. Listening to the Sea. (Page 57)
  10. And when he got there, sat down in a chair, and fell into a silent fit of laughter. . . . (Page 68)
  11. When the Doctor smiled auspiciously at his author, or knit his brows, or shook his head and made wry faces at him. . . . (Page 77)
  12. "Your father's regularly rich, ain't he?" inquired Mr. Toots. (Page 81)
  13. "You respect nobody, Carker, I think," said Mr. Dombey. (Page 89)
  14. During this conversation, Walter had looked from one brother to the other with pain and amazement. (Page 92)
  15. Paul also asked him, as a practical man, what he thought about King Alfred's idea of measuring time by burning candles . . . . (Full-page, facing page 100)
  16. The Breaking-up Party at Doctor Blimbers's (Page 104)
  17. Before they had gone very far, they encountered a woman selling flowers; when the captain, stopping short, as if struck by a happy idea, made a purchase . . . . (Page 112)
  18. All this time, the bereaved father has not been seen even by his attendant; for he sits in a corner of his own dark room. (Page 124)
  19. It was repeated, often — very often, in the shadowy solitude; and broken murmurs of the strain still trembled on the keys. . . . (Page 128)
  20. Took Uncle Sol's snuff-coloured lappels, one in each hand; kissed him on the cheek, &c. (Page 136)
  21. "Take advice from plain old Joe, and never educate that sort of people, sir." (Page 144)
  22. "Withers the Wan, at this period, handing round the tea, Mr. Dombey again addressed himself tro Edith." (Page 152)
  23. "Let you alone!" said Mr. Carker, "What! I have got you, have I?" (Page 157)
  24. "What do you want with Captain Cuttle, I should wish to know?" said Mrs. MacStinger. (Page 169)
  25. The flowers were scattered on the ground like dust; the empty hands were spread upon the face; and orphaned Florence, shrinking down upon the ground, wept long and bitterly. (Page 180)
  26. The Captain's voice was so tremendous, and came out of his corner with such way on him, that Rob retreated before him into another corner: holding out the keys and packet, to prevent himself from being run down. (Page 184)
  27. "Thank you. I have no desire to read it," was her answer. (Page 192)
  28. "Go and meet her." (Full-page, facing page 196)
  29. "A child!" said Edith, looking at her. "When was I ever a child? What childhood did you ever leave to me?" (Page​ 204)
  30. Lucretia Tox's Reverie (Page 212)
  31. One of the very tall young men on hire, whose organ of veneration was imperfectly developed, thrusting his tongue into his cheek, for the entertainment of the other very tall young man on hire, as the couple turned into the dining-room. (Page 220)
  32. She started, stopped, and looked in. (Page 225)
  33. In a firm, free hand the bride subscribes her name in the register. (Page 228)
  34. "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." (Full-page, facing page 239)
  35. And reading softly to himself, in the little back-parlour, and stopping now and then to wipe his eyes, the captain, in a true and simple spirit, committed Walter's body to the deep. (Page 241)
  36. A certain skilful action of his fingers as he hummed some​bars, and beat time on the seat . . . . (Page 245)
  37. "She's come back harder than she went!" cried the mother, looking up in her face, and still holding to her knees. (Page 252)
  38. ""Did you know that there is someone here?" she returned, now looking at him steadily. (Page 268)
  39. Withers, meeting him on the stairs, stood amazed at the beauty of his teeth, and at his brilliant smile. (Page 272)
  40. Ran sniggering off to get change, and tossed it away with a pieman. (Page 280)
  41. "And you're a-going to desert your colours, are you, my lad?" said the Captain, after a long examination of his face. (Page 284)
  42. Mr. Toots replies by launching wildly out into Miss Dombey's praises. . . . (Page 300)
  43. "Dombey," says Cousin Feenix, "upon my soul, I am very much shocked to see you on such a melancholy occasion." (Page 304)
  44. "Do you call it managing this establishment, madam," said Mr. Dombey, "to leave a person like this at liberty to come and talk to me?" (Page 316)
  45. "Miss Dombey," returned Mr. Toots, "if you'll only name one, you'll — you'll give me an appetite. To which," said Mr. Toots, with some sentiment, "I have long been a stranger." (Page 320)
  46. Flung it down, and trod upon the glittering heap. (Page 336)
  47. Thrown down in a costly mass upon the ground was every ornament she had had since she had been his wife; every dress she had worn; and everything she possessed. (Page 340)
  48. Florence made a motion with her hand towards him, reeled, and fell upon the floor. (Page 344)
  49. When he had filled his pipe in an absolute reverie of satisfaction, Florence lighted it fior him. (Page 352)
  50. Blessed twilight stealing on, and shading her so soothingly and gravely as she falls asleep, like a hushed child, upon the bosom she has clung to! (Page 365)
  51. "It appears that he met everybody concerned in the late transaction, everywhere, and said to them, 'Sir,' or 'Madam,' as the case was, 'why do you look so pale?' . . . ." (Page 372)
  52. "D. I. J. O. N." (Page 377)
  53. Still upon her knees, and with her eyes upon the fire. (Page 385)
  54. He saw the face change from its vindictive passion to a faint sickness and terror. (Page 400)
  55. After this, he smoked four pipes successively in the little parlour by himself. . . . (Page 404)
  56. "Wy, it's mean . . . . . that's where it is. It's mean!" (Page 412)
  57. "Joe had been deceived, sir, taken in, hoodwinked, but was broad awake again, and staring." (Page 416)
  58. "Yes, Mrs. Pipchin, it is," replies Cook, advancing. "And what then, pray?" (Page 424)
  59. "Oh, my God, forgive me, for I need it very much!" (Page 432)
  60. "No, no!" cried Florence, shrinking back as she rose up, and putting out her hands to keep her off. "Mama!" (Page 444)
  61. Captain Cuttle gives them The Lovely Peg. Page 448
  62. Uncaptioned Tailpiece — Little Florence and her grandfather (Page 449)
  63. The title-Page of the Household Edition of Dombey and Son.

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Barnard, Fred, et al.. Scenes and Characters from Dickens. London: Chapman & Hall, 1908.

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 F. O. C. Darley and John Gilbert. The Works of Charles Dickens. The Household Edition. 55 vols. New York: Sheldon and Company, 1862. Vols. 1-4.

_______. Dombey and Son.16 Illustrations by Sol Eytinge, Jr., and A. V. S. Anthony (engraver). The Diamond Edition. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. III.

_______. Dombey and Son> Illustrated by W. H. C. Groome. London and Glasgow, 1900, rpt. 1934. 2 vols. in one.

_______. Dombey and Son. Illustrated by Fred Barnard. 61 wood-engravings. The Household Edition. 22 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. XV.

_______. Dombey and Son> Illustrated by W. H. C. Groome. London and Glasgow, 1900, rpt. 1934. 2 vols. in one.

_______. Dombey and Son. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. The Charles Dickens Library Edition. 18 vols. London: Educational Book, 1910. Vol. 9.

_______, and Fred Barnard. The Dickens Souvenir Book. London: Chapman & Hall, 1912.

Hammerton, J. A. "Ch. XVI. Dombey and Son."  The Dickens Picture-Book. London: Educational Book Co., [1910], 294-338.

Kitton, Frederic George. Dickens and His Illustrators: Cruikshank, Seymour, Buss, "Phiz," Cattermole, Leech, Doyle, Stanfield, Maclise, Tenniel, Frank Stone, Landseer, Palmer, Topham, Marcus Stone, and Luke Fildes. Amsterdam: S. Emmering, 1972. Re-print of the London 1899 edition.

Lester, Valerie Browne. Phiz: The Man Who Drew Dickens. London: Chatto and Windus, 2004.

Schlicke, Paul, ed. The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens. Oxford and New York: Oxford U. P., 1999.

Steig, Michael. Chapter 4. "Dombey and Son: Iconography of Social and Sexual Satire." Dickens and Phiz. Bloomington & London: Indiana U. P., 1978. 86-112.

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