Oliver waited on by the Bow Street Runners

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

1838

Etching

Source: Oliver Twist, 1839 ed., facing p. 196.

Here, George Cruikshank illustrates the aftermath of the breaking-and-entering episode which first introduces Oliver Twist to the Maylies in Chertsey, Surrey. [Commentary continues below.]

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