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Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens

The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin. Oliver, an innocent child, is trapped in a world where his only options seem to be the workhouse, a life of crime symbolized by Fagin's gang, a prison, or an early grave. From this unpromising setting, Oliver’s pure-heart leads him on an adventure of a lifetime. Oliver Twist is notable for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

 

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  • ISBN: 9781772262902
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0
  • Page count: 400
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The Author

Charles Dickens

(7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870), pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time. He created some of literature's most iconic characters, with the theme of social reform running throughout the work. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.