The Goblin of Avignon

Sol Eytinge, Jr.


Dickens's The Adventures of Oliver Twist, also, Pictures from Italy, American Notes for General Circulation (Diamond Edition)

After the fictional account of Oliver's descent into and return from the familiar-but-foreign cityscape of London's criminal underworld, the reader of the eleventh Diamond Edition volume encounters the non-fiction account of Dickens's travels France and Italy in 1844-45, when family finances dictated that he and his entourage should live somewhere far less expensive than London. One of the most memorable characters whom the family encountered on their leisurely-paced carriage ride to Genoa was the aged tour guide at the Palace of the Popes in Avignon.

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