The wounded Oliver thrown into the Ditch

Harry Furniss


13.4 x 9.2 cm vignetted

Nineteenth illustration for The Adventures of Oliver Twist in Oliver Twist and A Child's History of England, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 3, facing 208.

In focussing on the scene in which the thieves flee, abandoning the wounded Oliver for dead, Furniss depicts a particularly dramatic moment, and he here departs from the approach taken by George Cruikshank, his great predecessor as an illustrator of Dickens's works. [continued below]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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