“Oliver Asking for More” an illustration for "Oliver Twist" by George Cruikshank

Oliver Asking for More

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

1846

Etching

Frontispiece, The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

Because this illustration had achieved iconic status, the publishers chose to use it from Bentley's Miscellany for the frontispiece for the single-volume edition. Even prior to the completion of its serial run in April 1839, Richard Bentley published the novel as a triple-decker in November 1838 to capitalise on the serial text's popularity.

  • Title-page and frontispiece
  • Colorized version of Oliver Asking for More
  • Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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