By Jeannie Duckworth

Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, with Fagin, Sykes, the crafty Dodger, and kids knowledgeable as pickpockets and despatched out as burglar’s accomplices, presents an unforgettable fictional photo of the Victorian underworld. Fagin’s Children is an account of the truth of kid crime in nineteenth century Britain and the response of the experts to it. It unearths either the poverty and distress of many children’s lives within the transforming into business towns of england and of adjusting attitudes towards the problem.

Inevitably such a lot is understood approximately little ones who have been arrested. whereas few little ones have been hanged after 1800, their remedy ranged from whipping to imprisonment, occasionally within the hulks, and transportation. more and more, parts of teaching and reclamation got here right into a process mostly aimed toward punishment. Fagin's youngsters is an unique and critical contrihution either to the historical past of Victorian crime and to the heritage of childhood.

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