Oliver Twist

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 26, 2007 - Fiction - 512 pages
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This darkly satiric indictment of the social ills of Victorian London tells the story of a young orphan who becomes involved with a gang of criminals.

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User Review  - eduardoallgri - LibraryThing

This story is about a boy who goes through many problems in his life, Oliver Twist. His mother died when she gave birth. Then, he goes through several problems with his adoptive family that lead him ... Read full review

A true classic

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The story of Oliver Twist tells of the struggles of a young orphan boy in the streets of London. It follows him from his birth, to his labeling as a trouble-maker when he dares to ask for more food ... Read full review

Contents

NOTEs
603
INTERPRETIVE NOTEs
621
CRITICAL EXcERPTs
631
lUEsTIONs FOR DIscUssION
645
Copyright

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Page 19 - "I, Mrs. Mann. We name our fondlings in alphabetical order. The last was a S, — Swubble, I named him. This was a T, — Twist I named him. The next one as comes will be Unwin, and the next Vilkins. I have got names ready made to the end of the alphabet, and all the way through it again, when we come to Z.
Page 9 - ... the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.

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About the author (2007)

Charles Dickens (1821-1870) used his fiction to criticize the injustices of his time, especially the brutal treatment of the poor. He is also the author of Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. He was born in Portsmouth, England.

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