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Oliver Twist|Charles Dickens

Overview

This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick Papers. Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's most depraved villains preside: the incorrigible Artful Dodger, the murderous bully Sikes, and the terrible Fagin, that treacherous ringleader whose grinning knavery threatens to send them all to the "ghostly gallows." Yet at the heart of this drama is the orphan Oliver, whose unsullied goodness leads him at last to salvation. In 1838 the publication of Oliver Twist firmly established the literary eminence of young Dickens. It was, according to Edgar Johnson, "a clarion peal announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a champion."

  • ISBN-13: 9780553211023
  • ISBN-10: 0553211021
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • Publish Date: May 1982
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Page Count: 480