Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.

Background.

Oliver Twist

itemEverything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 52).

item Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.

 

Context.

item Description of the gallows, prepared for Fagin, amongst a great crowd of people outside Newgate prison.

 

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