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Fagin

The Religious Affiliation of
Fagin
 

Religion: Jewish (Ashkenazi) CBR Scale: D

Name: Fagin

Other Names: Fagin the Jew; receiver of stolen goods; the merry old gentleman; the Jew

Classification: villain villain   lead character lead character  

Publisher(s): Richard Bentley

First Appearance: Oliver Twist (1838)

Creators: Charles Dickens, George Cruikshank

Number of Appearances: 80

   Comic Book Appearances: 2

   TV, Film Appearances: 77

   Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 1

Nation: England, United Kingdom

Race: white

Gender: male

This book retells the story of Fagin from Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist from Fagin's point of view. Eisner portrays Fagin as a distressed and complex character, and tells the story of his life and his place in the Ashkenazic community of London in the first person... written in response to anti-Semitic stereotypes.


This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Oliver Twist


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fagin
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0012211/
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fagin_the_Jew
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0012211/
  - http://www.comicvine.com/fagin/29-69458/
  - http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=115041
  - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397791/
  - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291638/