By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 1593082061

ISBN-13: 9781593082062

One in every of Dickens’s preferred novels, Oliver Twist is the tale of a tender orphan who dares to claim, "Please, sir, i need a few more." After escaping from the darkish and dismal workhouse the place he was once born, Oliver unearths himself at the suggest streets of Victorian-era London and is unwittingly recruited right into a scabrous gang of scheming urchins. during this band of petty thieves Oliver encounters the extreme and colourful characters who've captured readers’ imaginations for greater than a hundred and fifty years: the loathsome Fagin, the attractive and tragic Nancy, the artful crafty Dodger, and maybe one of many maximum villains of all time—the terrifying invoice Sikes.

Rife with Dickens’s demanding descriptions of highway existence, the radical is buoyed through the purity of the orphan Oliver. even though he's taken care of with cruelty and surrounded by means of coarseness for many of his lifestyles, his pious innocence leads him finally to salvation—and the stunning discovery of his precise identity. 

Features illustrations by means of George Cruikshank.  

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Dickens establishes his magazine Household Words, which is succeeded by the end of the decade by his publication All the Year Round. 1851Dickens舗s father dies. The author meets landscape painter Wilkie Collins, who has a gift for mystery writing and whom Dickens admires greatly. 1857Dickens舗s marriage becomes increasingly strained. The Frozen Deep, a melodrama written jointly by Dickens and Collins, stars Dickens and the enchanting actress Ellen Ternan, with whom he falls in love. Ternan, twenty-seven years Dickens舗s junior, haunts the author舗s fiction from this time on.

He is preparing his charges for the gallows. Fagin is the most dangerous person a lonely and vulnerable child could meet, a corrupter with a smiling face. Whether or not he realized it at the time, in hindsight Dickens knew how close he had come, during the months at the blacking factory, to disappearing, like Oliver, into the criminal world of the London streets: 舠I know that I have lounged about the streets, insufficiently and unsatisfactorily fed. I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a little vagabond舡 (Forster, p.

Perfectly complemented by George Cruikshank舗s quirky illustrations, the novel was in a third edition by 1841, and even spawned an imitation, Thomas Prest舗s Oliver Twiss. It remained a best-seller through Dickens舗s lifetime and beyond. The penny edition of 1871 sold 150,000 copies in three weeks. During the last decade of his life, Dickens toured England, Ireland, and America, giving public readings of favorite sections from his novels. 舠Sikes and Nancy,舡 based on chapter XLVII of Oliver Twist, was a particular favorite of both author and audience.

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