Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Book - 1992
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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.

This edition reprints the original Everyman’s introduction by G. K. Chesterton and includes twenty-four illustrations by George Cruikshank.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)


Introduction by Michael Slater

Baker & Taylor
Born in a workhouse, Oliver Twist, an orphan, walks to London where he gets involved with Fagin and his gang of young thieves

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1992
Description: xlvi, 427 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780679417248
0679417249
Branch Call Number: Dick

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 11, 2017

A true classic.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 21, 2016

Charles Dickens was one of the finest writers in the history of English literature. Very few authors have reached his level of writing. One of his best known novels, Oliver Twist, continues to be an inspiration for authors and readers alike. Oliver’s mother died just after he was born. He was brought in the workhouse where he was given “three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week and half a roll on Sundays”. He escapes and travels to London by foot. A kindly man named Mr. Brownlow helps Oliver to uncover his past and find out the truth about his mother and father. He also helps Oliver find a loving home. This book is a classic. Whether you read a more simplified, modern version or the original, this is probably Dickens’ best tale.
- @WizardingInitiate of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Lego15
Mar 17, 2016

A classic. Very good book.

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MADKC4Ever
Sep 14, 2015

Oliver Twist is such a great story. If you've seen the movie and want to read the book as well, be warned that the book is much darker than the children's movies. However, I just finished it and I was very satisfied with it! Charles Dickins is hilarious in a very dry and ironic way, and I adore it! I would recommend this to anybody, even a person who "doesn't like to read the classics." It's great for everyone!

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haha2010
Aug 03, 2015

This is my 3rd Charles dickens novel...

Quimeras Feb 14, 2013

Despite the many coincidences in the plot and the sometimes moralistic tone of the story, I enjoyed this novel. Dickens strikes the perfect balance between pathos and humor in “Oliver Twist”. I found England’s 19th century poor laws fascinating.

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davinci2
Jul 08, 2012

I love the illustrations by cruikshank. They just add to the comical irony!

MaeTarik95 May 31, 2012

I read 'Tale of Two cities' and HATED IT!!! But Oliver Twist is fantastic!!! Read it! It's better than some of the rubbish being written right now.
P.S. I got the book that looks like the one shown in the description.

rachelrock May 05, 2012

This is the BEST book I've ever read. Definately deserves a second time read. Or even a third (in my case), if you love the book.

3pitou8 Feb 07, 2012

It was fun to re-read this for the 200 birthday of Charles Dickens. It is tied as my favourite Dickens book (the other is Tale of Two Cities). I admire his ability to create inticate plots and his wonderful characterizations. Thiink I will go get a Tale of Two Cites.

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lms May 07, 2008

"Rogues trains Oliver Twist to become a pickpocket, but he strives to escape from crime and the workhouse to which he is subject." (Novelist Review)

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LukeTabidze
Jul 24, 2016

Violence: There are many instances, where Oliver is beaten by many characters he encounters.

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