In what business were Dombey and Son in Charles Dickens’s 1847-48 novel? July 22, 2020July 17, 2012 by Pamela Landy In Charles Dickens’s 1847-48 novel of that name, Dombey and Son was a shipping firm. Related Answers Who said, “The business of America is business”? What Charles Dickens novel exposed the “ragged schools” and helped get them abolished? What is the name of Rochester’s house in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (1847)? What is the source of the title of Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940)? What novel is subtitled “A Novel Without a Hero”? Who is the hero of Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940)?