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Oliver Twist - George Cruikshank, Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist
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This is the BEST version of Oliver Twist available for your Kindle. This edition is unabridged and includes the original illustrations from the first publication of this work, by artist George Cruikshank. In addition, this ebook has been meticulously proofed for formatting errors and includes a... show more
This is the BEST version of Oliver Twist available for your Kindle. This edition is unabridged and includes the original illustrations from the first publication of this work, by artist George Cruikshank. In addition, this ebook has been meticulously proofed for formatting errors and includes a working Table of Contents with selectable links. Finally, this edition is DRM-free for your convenience.Don't believe this is the best Kindle edition of Oliver Twist? Download a free sample for yourself and compare it against samples of other Kindle editions: THIS IS THE BEST VERSION available for your Kindle. Don't settle for a version with spelling errors, missing punctuation, bad formatting and no illustrations! Get the best! Satisfaction guaranteed!--------------------------------------------------Information about this title:Oliver Twist is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens, published by Richard Bentley in 1838. The story is about an orphan Oliver Twist, who escapes from a workhouse and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlawful activities. Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens' unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives. The book exposed the cruel treatment of many a waif-child in London, which increased international concern in what is sometimes known as "The Great London Waif Crisis": the large number of orphans in London in the Dickens era. The book's subtitle, The Parish Boy's Progress alludes to Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress and also to a pair of popular 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, "A Rake's Progress" and "A Harlot's Progress". An early example of the social novel, the book calls the public's attention to various contemporary evils, including the Poor Law, child labor and the recruitment of children as criminals. Dickens mocks the hypocrisies of his time by surrounding the novel's serious themes with sarcasm and dark humor. The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of hardships as a child laborer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child laborer contributed to the story's development.
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ASIN: B004H4XH28
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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