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Toriana Smith
October 11, 2016
7th Period English
Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens was spectacular in writing and narrating this best seller. He informed us all about little Oliver Twist from a third-person point of view. Considering the fact that this story is fictitious, it can be concluded that he was an incredibly reliable source of information. The novel is based in London, England during the Victorian time period, which occurred between 1837 and 1901. I believe that if the characters had been living during another era in history, Oliver’s life and all of their lives would have been different. Their struggles could have been handled and taken care of better or things could have been worse. It all depends on the materials and resources they had available at the time in their area. This selection teaches readers about the consequences of good and evil. Dickens proves that the good will survive through manifold adversity and “triumph at last” despite the obstacles that may have been. It is very like many other novels, only the form of language and grammar may differ from time to time throughout the story. Once you have read this book it can almost be guaranteed that you will want to go and read Dickens’s other works. Some of his other best sellers include A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, The Pickwick Papers, Dombey and Son, Hard Times, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Magic Fishbone. Most of these were written previous to Oliver Twist and have settings based in the 1800s also. Oliver Twist is a novel that portrays crime, poverty, justice, and charity all entangled with the life story and telling of the hardships of an orphaned little boy. He was raised in a small workhouse in which he was surrounded by many people who loved and cared for him. One day he decides to run away to find a better life for himself. He experiences many things and gets lots of lessons throughout his journey. I really liked this book because it has an interesting plot and inspiring story. It really persuades you to want to read it from beginning to end. I would love to read Charles Dickens’s other works because of the feeling that I got just from reading this one. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves reading or is looking for something interesting to help pass time.
 

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very nice

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Really great book!
There are no problems with me when I read the book.

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I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It took extra thinking to process what was going on but I loved the storyline. I’m happy that Oliver’s story ended happily. I think that this story can open people’s eyes to what they have. I do think it was too easy that it was Mr. Brownlow that the boys randomly selected to steal from. Also, it was easy that they randomly decided to steal from the Maylies. They somehow chose to steal from Oliver’s family members. That is one thing that could have been written differently, in my opinion. Also, I noticed when I read the book that Dickens referred to Fagin as “a Jew”, or “the Old Jew” several times in the story. This doesn’t offend me personally, but I could see where Jews might be offended. It seems that Dickens is labeling Jews as villains. Overall, I think that the book was really thought out and written well. The details were very descriptive. Sometimes I felt like it was too descriptive, but I don’t really think that is a negative. I enjoyed the book and I think it was worth reading. 

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poor boy .i feel very bad for oliver twist for he was called as an orphan.

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well it was a great book, i love this book so much and i read it everyday.

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I simply love Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - no other book by Mr Dickens has quite inspired so many and felt such far reach. Today this littarary work has inspired Rappers to beverages with the introduction of Oliver Twist Londond Distilled Gin ( http://www.olivertwistgin.com ).
Personally I would order the printed version of this book ... Put on your dressing gown and slippers and snuggle every night infront of the fire to a couple of chapters. This book really will educate out the Dickensian period and entertain at the same time.
Enjoy
 

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Ah a classic!
Though I usually don't like Charles Dickens's style of writing, oliver twist is my favorite! There are very few misspellings that I recall, so enjoying this book was easy :3 I recommend for all book lovers! (p.s. Oliver is so sweet!)

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