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An edition of Oliver Twist (1838)

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An edition of Oliver Twist (1838)

Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist, OR: the Parish Boy's Progress, is Charles Dickens's second novel, and was first published as a serial from 1837 to 1839. The story centres on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the "Artful Dodger", a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin.

Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape.

One of the most swiftly moving and unified of Charles Dickens’s great novels, Oliver Twist is also famous for its re-creation–through the splendidly realized figures of Fagin, Nancy, the Artful Dodger, and the evil Bill Sikes–of the vast London underworld of pickpockets, thieves, prostitutes, and abandoned children. Victorian critics took Dickens to task for rendering this world in such a compelling, believable way, but readers over the last 150 years have delivered an alternative judgment by making this story of the orphaned Oliver Twist one of its author’s most loved works.--Goodreads

The adventures of an orphan boy who lives in the squalid surroundings of a nineteenth century English workhouse until he becomes involved with a gang of thieves.

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Oliver Twist
2011-11-09, LibriVox
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2011-06-11, LibriVox
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Oliver Twist
May 14, 2008, Puffin Books
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2007, Gardners Books
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Oliver Twist
2006-11-19, LibriVox
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Oliver Twist
2005, Dalmatian Press
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2005-06-07, Project Gutenberg
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1997-10-10, Educational Book Co.
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1996-11-01, Project Gutenberg
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1990, Fabbri Pub.
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1846, Published for the author by Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars
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The Physical Object

Format
paperback
Number of pages
416

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27960413M
ISBN 10
0141325658
ISBN 13
9780141325651

First Sentence

"AMONG other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a work-house; and in this work-house was born-on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events-the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter."

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