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Thread #140865   Message #3241740
Posted By: MGM·Lion
20-Oct-11 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
They can all be true, Morwen. So can the additional influence on Dickens' characterisation of Worms; & probably some others who might have been in the news at the time - as I said before, it isw a matter of record that many fences (& probably kidsmen too) happened to be Jews, and newspapers must have carried accounts of their trials. You will talk in terms of 'either/or' in regard to a variety of possible influences which are entirely mutually compatible.