Mr. Fagin and his pupils recovering Nancy

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

Part 18, October 1838

Etching on steel

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

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • Having been at Broadstairs on holiday during the summer months, Dickens skipped an instalment for Bentley's Miscellany in September, offering his readers instead the "Full Report of the Second Meeting of the Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything," a continuation of the October 1837 spoof of British scientific societies.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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