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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...and soft-hearted a mood by the very first eligible young fellow who appeals to... show more
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...and soft-hearted a mood by the very first eligible young fellow who appeals to your compassion; and I wish I were a young fellow that I might avail myself on the spot of such a favourable opportunity for doing so, as the present.” “ You are as great a boy as poor Brittles himself,” returned Rose, blushing. “Well,” said the doctor, laughing heartily, “ that is no very ditficult matter. But to return to this boy: the great point of our agreement is yet to come. He will wake in an hour or so, I dare say; and although I have told that thick-headed constablefellow down stairs that he mustn’t be moved or spoken to, on peril of his life, I think we may converse with him without, danger. Now, I make this stipulation---that I shall examine him in your presence, and that if from what he says, we judge, and I can show to the satisfaction of your cool reason, that he is a real and thorough bad one (which is more than possible), he shall be left to his fate, without any further interference on my part, at all events.” “ Oh no, aunt l” entreated Rose. “ Oh yes, aunt!” said the doctor. “Is it a bargain?” _ “ He cannot be hardened in vice,” said Rose; “ it is impossible.” “ Very good,” retorted the doctor; “then so much th6 more reason for acceding to my proposition.” Finally the treaty was entered into, and the parties thereto sat down to wait with some impatience until Oliver should awake. The patience of the two ladies was destined to undergo a longer trial than Mr. Losberne had led them to expect, for hour alter hour passed on, and still Oliver slumbered heavily. It was evening, indeed, before th_e kind-hearted doctor brought...
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780895772589 (0895772582)
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Pages no: 398
Edition language: English
Series: Barron's Graphic Classics
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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...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.5 Please Sir, Can I Have Some More
Oliver Twist. The injustice. The hypocrisy. The melodrama. There is something so satisfyingly symmetrical about reading Oliver Twist in the very week that one of America's most perniciously vicious public moralizers - and by that phrase, I mean the Duggar family - completely and hopefully irrevoc...
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