Noah and Charlotte

Sol Eytinge, Jr.


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

Having made off with the contents of Sowerberry's cash-register, the surly apprentice Noah Claypole and the Sowerberrys' former housemaid, Charlotte, follow the high road down to London as Oliver did earlier. Their arrival in the criminal underworld of the metropolis proves fortunate for Fagin, who requires somebody unfamiliar to Nancy to follow her. Eytinge depicts Noah as hectoring and exploitative, and Charlotte as a mere beast of burden. Both exhibit the effects of nemesis as they are already worrying about Sowerberry's apprehending them for theft.

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