He was badged and ticketed, and fell into his place at once – a parish child – the orphan of a workhouse – the humble, half-starved drudge – to be cuffed and buffeted through the world – despised by all, and pitied by none.

Background.

Oliver Twist

itemHe was badged and ticketed, and fell into his place at once – a parish child – the orphan of a workhouse – the humble, half-starved drudge – to be cuffed and buffeted through the world – despised by all, and pitied by none” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 1).

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

 

Context.

item The orphan Oliver Twist is put in his place in society within the system of a Victorian Workhouse.

 

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