38% done with Oliver Twist

I’ll admit surprise here upon discovering that a 19th century novel written by a man has an actual well-rounded woman character surrounded by a cast of male, moronic dopes as opposed to how every other book this century typically turns out (I’m looking at you, Tolstoy).

Still, I think I’ve counted ‘the Jew’ well over 100 times so that negates any good will his well written Nancy.