Although Dickens' portrayal of Fagin can be considered anti-Semitic, it is perhaps unfair to suggest that it undermines the otherwise sensitive analysis of crime and class in "Oliver Twist", which firmly emphasises that morality and class are not tied together. Additionally, although these prejudices are inexcusable, they were incredibly common in the Victorian era and it is not true to suggest that Dickens' prejudice was worse than many other people writing at the time. In later editions of the novel, he ensured edits were made to tone down anti-Semitic elements of Fagin's character, and in his later novel "Our Mutual Friend", the Jewish character of Riah was a deeply moral presence in the story, with Dickens even noting anti-Semitism when Riah says, "Men say, 'This is a bad Greek, but there are good Greeks. This is a bad Turk, but there are good Turks.' Not so with the Jews ... they take the worst of us as samples of the best ...".