Fagin's Children: Criminal Children in Victorian England

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Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist," with Fagin, Sykes, the Artful Dodger, and children trained as pickpockets and sent out as burglar's accomplices, provides an unforgettable fictional image of the Victorian underworld. "Fagin's Children" is an account of the reality of child crime in 19th century Britain and the reaction of the authorities to it. It reveals both the poverty and misery of many children's lives in the growing industrial cities of Britain and of changing attitudes toward the problem. Inevitably most is known ...

Fagin's Children: Criminal Children in Victorian England 2003, Bloomsbury Academic, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781852853914

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