Jewish Mom Guilts Dickens Into Toning Down Fagin?

JPost reports,

Charles Dickens may have amended his classic Oliver Twist in response to a complaint that his depiction of Fagin, the book’s villain, was anti-Semitic, the BBC has reported.

It is believed that Dickens altered the final chapter of the book after receiving a letter in 1863 from Eliza Davies, wife of a Jewish banker, complaining of the “vile prejudice against the despised Hebrew.”

The letters were recently discovered and are held by the library of University College London (UCL).

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