Bill Sikes and Nancy

Sol Eytinge, Jr.


Dickens's The Adventures of Oliver Twist, also, Pictures from Italy, American Notes for General Circulation (Diamond Edition)

Eytinge does not, like Felix Octavius Carr Darley, depict housebreaker Bill Sikes and his common-law wife, Nancy, in the full vigour of their youth as they bully Oliver on the way to the burglary in Chertsey. Rather, Eytinge shows them both in a severe physical and mental decline after the botched robbery.

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