In what business were Dombey and Son in Charles Dickens’s 1847-48 novel? July 22, 2020 by Pamela Landy In Charles Dickens’s 1847-48 novel of that name, Dombey and Son was a shipping firm. Related Answers What are the real names of these actors? What movie was advertised with the slogan “Garbo Talks”? Who said, “The business of America is business”? What is the name of Rochester’s house in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (1847)? What Charles Dickens novel exposed the “ragged schools” and helped get them abolished? What novel is subtitled “A Novel Without a Hero”?