Monks and the Jew

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

Part 15, June 1838

Etching on steel

Fifteenth monthly illustration, The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • After the botched robbery, Oliver finds an adopted family in the Maylies, the owners of the substantial house near Chertsey, Surrey, which Sikes had intended to rob. Fully recovered, Oliver is aware of — or imagines — the presence of the criminal mastermind, Fagin, and an accomplice or co-malefactor, the shadowy figure introduced as "Monks," at his very window.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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