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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...walks up to the drawing-room, to bide his time. Gorgeous are Mr. Dombey's new blue coat, fawn-coloured pantaloons, and lilac waistcoat; and a whisper goes about the house, that Mr. Dombey's hair is curled. A double knock announces the arrival of the Major, who is gorgeous too, and wears a whole geranium in his buttonhole, and has his hair curled tight and crisp, as well the Native knows. "Dombey!" says the Major,putting out both hands, "how are you?" "Major," says Mr. Dombey, "how are You?" "By Jove, Sir," says the Major, "Joey B. is in such case this morning, Sir,"--and here he hits himself hard upon the breast--"in such case this morning, Sir, that, damme, Dombey, he has half a mind to make a double marriage of it, Sir, and take the mother." Mr. Dombey smiles; but faintly, even for him; for Mr. Dombey feels that he is going to be related to the mother, and that, under those circumstances, she is not to be joked about. "Dombey," says the Major, seeing this, "I give you joy. I congratulate you, Dombey. By the Lord, Sir," says the Major, "you are more to be envied, this day, than any man in England!" Here again Mr. Dombey's assent is qualified: because he is going to confer a great distinction on a lady; and, no doubt, she is to be envied most. "As to Edith Granger, Sir," pursues the Major, "there is not a woman in all Europe but might--and would, Sir, you will allow Bagstock to add--and would give her ears, and her ear-rings, too, to be in Edith Granger's place." "You are good enough to say so, Major," says Mr. Dombey. "Dombey," returns the Major, "you know it. Let us have no false delicacy. You know it. Do you kno...
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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more.
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