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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens, Irving Howe
Oliver Twist
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This fiercely comic tale stands in marked  contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick  Papers. Set against London's seedy back  street slums, Oliver Twist is  the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust  into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's most  depraved villains preside:... show more
This fiercely comic tale stands in marked  contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick  Papers. Set against London's seedy back  street slums, Oliver Twist is  the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust  into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's most  depraved villains preside: the incorrigible  Artful Dodger, the murderous bully Sikes, and the  terrible Fagin, that treacherous ringleader whose  grinning knavery threatens to send them all to the  "ghostly gallows." Yet at the heart of this  drama is the orphan Oliver, whose unsullied  goodness leads him at last to salvation. In 1838 the  publication of Oliver Twist firmly established the  literary eminence of young Dickens. It was,  according to Edgar Johnson, "a clarion peal  announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the  rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a  champion."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553211023 (0553211021)
ASIN: 553211021
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
4.0 Oliver Twist
Enjoyable and sad. Definitely worth the read.
riley
riley rated it
4.5 Pretty much a classic
Dickens second novel is a landmark is socially conscious novels and I can well imagine the impact it had on the reading public, given not only its story of a helpless young boy, but also the description with which Dickens captures, with a great deal of vividness, the lives of the poorer people in gr...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
4.0 OLIVER TWIST Review
Synopsis: Brought into the world by a drunken nurse and an inept surgeon, innocent young Oliver Twist couldn’t have known the mysterious circumstances surrounding his birth—that his mother had been discovered wandering the streets, near bursting with child, and had died ignominiously on the cold bed...
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it
4.0 Oliver Twist
Cover: Fitting Rating Up 4 dismal starsOverall: An interesting readCharacters: Well writtenPlot: Follow young Oliver into the dark, back-alleys of LondonPage Turner: Yes, for some Series Cont.? N/a Recommend YesFavorite Character: the Artful DodgerSUMMARY (50 word or so)This book is... not for eve...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
2.0 Oliver Twist
Another typical Dickens. Make characters larger than life--whether good or bad. Interesting to see the mob (Artful Dodger, Fagin, etc). Oliver definitely a whiner. A pretty obvious twist knowing Oliver is better off than you would think.
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