frontispiece and title page
The New York Public Library, Berg Collection of
English and American Literature

"Oliver amazed at the Dodger's mode of 'going to work.'"
George Cruikshank's original pen-and-ink and watercolor sketch illustrates a scene in chapter 10 of Oliver Twist. "What was Oliver's horror and alarm," Dickens writes, "as he stood a few paces off, looking on with his eyelids as wide open as they would possibly go, to see the Dodger plunge his hand into the old gentleman's pocket, and draw from thence a handkerchief!"