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This edition of Oliver Twist includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.
Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is forced to live in a dark and dismal London workhouse lorded over by awful Mr. Bumble who cheats the boys of their meager rations! Desperate but determined, Oliver makes his escape. But what he discovers in the harsh streets of London's underworld makes the workhouse look like a picnic. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the wily Fagin--the nefarious mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets.
Will a life of crime pay off for young Oliver? Or will it earn him a one-way ticket to the gallows?
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2.5 stars Oliver Twist is an orphan and is shuffled around to various places where he is not treated kindly, when he finally has enough and runs away to London. In London, he initially meets up with a group of thieves. After a little more focus on Oliver that I don’t want to give away, a lot of the story suddenly follows other characters. I thought the first half of the book that primarily focused on Oliver was o.k. But once the story started following other characters (almost all the second half of the book), I found my mind wandering. I was not able to concentrate on what I was reading, so I kind of lost what was going on in the story.
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This took a while to read. It's the first Dickens I have read all the way to the end! I enjoyed it, although my enjoyment was slightly spoiled by the fact that I already knew the story (or I thought I did) and that I kept comparing the book to the famous film, which is quite different! My next Dickens will be a story unknown to me...
Relates how Oliver Twist was very near getting
Oliver mingles with new Associates Going to
Oliver continues refractory
Containing further Particulars concerning the
In which Oliver is taken better Care of than
Reverts to the Merry Old Gentleman and
Comprising further Particulars of Olivers Stay
Showing how very fond of Oliver Twist
Of the happy Life Oliver began to lead with
Wherein the Happiness of Oliver and his Friends
Contains some introductory Particulars relative
Containing the unsatisfactory Result of Olivers
Is a very short one and may appear of no great
Containing an Account of what passed between
Introduces some respectable Characters with
A strange Interview which is a Sequel to the last
Relates what became of Oliver Twist after he
Olivers Destiny continuing unpropitious brings
How Oliver passed his Time in the improving
In which a notable Plan is discussed and deter
Wherein Oliver is delivered over to Mr William
Which contains the Substance of a pleasant Con
Treats of a very poor Subject But is a short one
Wherein this History reverts to Mr Fagin
In which a mysterious Character appears upon
Atones for the Unpoliteness of a former Chapter
Looks after Oliver and proceeds with his Adven
Has an introductory Account of the Inmates
Involves a critical Position
Containing fresh Discoveries and showing that
An old Acquaintance of Olivers exhibiting
Wherein is shown how the Artful Dodger got into
The Time arrives for Nancy to redeem her Pledge to Rose Maylie She fails
Noah Claypole is employed by Fagin on a secret Mission
The Appointment kept
Fatal Consequences 388 392
The Flight of Sikes
Monks and Mr Brownlow at length meet Their Conversation and the Intelligence that interrupts it
The Pursuit and Escape
Affording an Explanation of more Mysteries than one and comprehending a Proposal of Marriage with no Word of Settlement or Pinmoney
Fagins Last Night alive
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