The Departure of Mr. Dombey and his bride

Harry Furniss


13.9 x 9.4 cm, vignetted

Dickens's Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation, the Charles Dickens Library Edition, IX, facing 449.

The Bride is descending to the hall, where Mr. Dombey waits for her. Florence hastens towards her, to bid her farewell. Is Edith cold, that she should tremble? Is there anything unnatural or unwholesome in the touch of Florence, that the beautiful form recedes and contracts, as if it could not bear it?

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