Thievery (See also Gangsterism, Highwaymen, Outlawry.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Thievery (See also Gangsterism, Highwaymen, Outlawry.)

  1. Alfarache, Guzmán de picaresque, peripatetic thief; lived by unscrupulous wits. [Span. Lit.: The Life of Guzman de Alfarache]
  2. Armstrong, Johnnie Scottish Robin Hood; robbed only the English. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 31–32]
  3. Artful Dodger tricky thief; pupil of Fagin. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Oliver Twist]
  4. Autolycus master robber. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 96]
  5. Barabbas thief released instead of Jesus to appease crowd. [N.T.: Matthew 27:16–26; Mark 15:7–15; John 18:40]
  6. Cacus Vulcan’s three-headed, thieving son. [Rom. Myth.: Benét, 154]
  7. Compeyson accomplished criminal; swindles, forges, and steals. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
  8. Crackit, Toby a housebreaker; burglarizes Chertsey. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  9. Dawkins, John London pickpocket and thief. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  10. Fagin he trained young boys to become thieves. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  11. Gradgrind, Tom thief; robbed Bounderby’s Bank. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
  12. Hood, Robin took from the rich and gave to the poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
  13. Knave of Hearts “stole the tarts” made by Queen of Hearts. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring Gould, 152]
  14. Lockhart, Jamie a backwoods bandit with heroic qualities, chosen by a rich planter to be his daughter’s husband. [Am. Lit.: Eudora Welty The Robber Bridegroom in Weiss, 124]
  15. Mak sheep stealer succeeds by waiting till the shepherds fall asleep. [Br. Lit.: The Second Shepherd’s Play]
  16. Mercury god of thieves. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 240]
  17. Nicholas’s Clerks slang for thieves. [Br. Usage: Brewer Hand-book, 754; Br. Lit.: I Henry IV; II Henry IV]
  18. Nym humorous thief and rogue. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor; Henry V]
  19. Raffles leading Victorian criminal-hero. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 19–20]
  20. Sikes, Bill Fagin’s thieving associate. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  21. Taffy Welshman who “stole a piece of beef.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring Gould, 72–73]
  22. Turpin, Dick (1706–1739) English housebreaker and highway-man. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1108]
  23. Valentine, Jimmy a romanticized burglar. [Am. Lit: Alias Jimmy Valentine, Espy, 337]
  24. Valjean, Jean stole a loaf of bread; sentenced to 19 years in jail. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]