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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist


by Charles Dickens

Fagin Timeline and Summary

  • Fagin meets Oliver when the Dodger brings him in.
  • Fagin tries to train Oliver up as a pickpocket, but Oliver doesn’t seem to get it.
  • Fagin sends Oliver out with the Dodger and Charley, but then Oliver runs off and gets caught.
  • He worries about Oliver telling the police about the gang, and tries to track Oliver down.
  • Once they have Oliver back again, Fagin locks him up for a while, and then sends him off on an expedition with Sikes and Toby Crackit.
  • Fagin freaks when he hears how the expedition failed, because he Oliver is worth a lot of money to him. But he doesn’t want the gang members to know that.
  • He worries a little bit that Nancy suspects something.
  • Fagin meets up with Monks, and travels to the little village where Oliver’s living to scope it out.
  • Fagin hires Noah Claypole as the newest member of the gang and as a replacement for the Artful Dodger, who got arrested.
  • He finds out from Noah that Nancy has been meeting secretly with Rose Maylie and Mr. Brownlow, and sends Sikes to deal with her.
  • Fagin is arrested, tried, sentenced, and hanged.