Oliver Twist - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Bill and Nancy walk Oliver to Fagin's house, where Fagin greets Oliver sarcastically. The boys take great amusement in Oliver's nice new clothes and take his money. Oliver begs them to give the books back to the bookseller, lest everyone think he stole them. Fagin laughs, and says, yes, he is pleased that they will think the books stolen. With this, Oliver shrieks and runs crying from the room. Fagin and the boys run after him, and Bill threatens to send the dog after him. Nancy blocks him and forbids Bill to harm him. Fagin comes back into the room with Oliver, and takes a club and strikes him on the shoulders for trying to leave. Nancy takes the club and throws it into the fire, threatening to kill Fagin if he hurts Oliver. Nancy goes on in a rage for quite a while; enough to make...

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