One of the great novelist’s most popular works, Oliver Twist is also the purest distillation of Dickens’s genius.
This tale of the orphan who is reared in a workhouse and runs away to London is a novel of social protest, a morality tale, and a detective story. Oliver Twist presents some of the most sinister characters in Dickens: the master thief, Fagin; the leering Artful Dodger; the murderer, Bill Sikes…along with some of his most sentimental and comical characters. Only Dickens can give us nightmare and daydream together.
According to George Orwell, “in Oliver Twist…Dickens attacked English institutions with a ferocity that has never since been approached. Yet he managed to do it without making himself hated, and, more than this, the very people he attacked have welcomed him so completely that he has become a national institution himself.”
With an Introduction by Frederick Busch
and an Afterword by Edward Le Comte
From the Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
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This book tells a story about a boy who was born while his mother died. He was feeded by some bad people in workgouse. He only can eat a little soup every day. He run away the place that he worked to ... Read full review