At the heart of Charles Dickens's second novel, first published in 1838, is a story as much about crime and poverty as it is about justice and charity. Orphaned at birth, Oliver Twist grows up under the loveless, relentless watch of a workhouse. He runs away with hopes for a better life in London, only to become--at the hands of the unforgettable Artful Dodger--a guileless pawn in a gang of pickpockets and robbers working for Fagin, one of Dickens's most controversial villains. Full of ingenious plot twists, at turns thrilling, tragic, tender, and sharp-eyed, The Adventures of Oliver Twist is among Dickens's most enduring classics. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or ...
Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Charles Dickens's second novel tells the tale of an orphan's rise from poverty to prosperity. Oliver's adventures on the streets of London will enchant modern readers, whether or not they are familiar with his story. A sharp satire of Victorian values as well as a heartwarming coming-of-age narrative, OLIVER TWIST is one of the most loved and enduring classics of Western literature.
In this retelling of Charles Dickins' classic tale, a poor workhouse orphan, Oliver, experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, who include a thief, a whore, and a pickpocket, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the underworld. He survives starvation in the workhouse, life with the evil Fagin, kidnap, and robbery before eventually finding happiness.