Oliver amazed at the Dodger's mode of going to work

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

1846 (originally July 1837)

Etching on steel

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

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • Despite ill-treatment by Bumble, the master of the workhouse, and the Sowerberry establishment, Oliver is still somewhat naive about people — until he accurately assesses Fagin's motives as he witnesses Jack Dawkins and Charley Bates pick the pocket of a gentleman browsing through books at a stall in the Green or square at Clerkenwell.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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