Fagin the Jew
A reinvention of Dickens's classic character
Comics Legend Will Eisner tells Fagin's real story.
Comics luminary Will Eisner takes on literary ginat Charles Dickens, in this fresh and compelling look at the life of Oliver Twist's Fagin. Imagining Fagin's hapless childhood in the slums of London and his initiation into the criminal underworld, Eisner's story counters the anti-semitism of Victorian-era literature as his gorgeous brushwork creates a evocative portrait of the time. The undisputed father of the graphic novel, Eisner would combine his interests in the great literature, Jewish history, and the problem of ethnic stereotyping in this touching, complex tale of a man unfairly victimized by prejudice and poverty.