Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor (Hardback)
  • Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor (Hardback)

Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor (Hardback)

2 Reviews Write your review
Hardback Published: 02/02/2012
  • Can be ordered from our supplier

Delivered within 5 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop

Check Marketplace availability

The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination. Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist's workhouse had been found, and made public the news that both the workhouse and Dickens's old home were still standing, near London's Telecom Tower. This book, by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these exciting new findings, presents the story for the first time, and shows that the two periods Dickens lived in that part of London - before and after his father's imprisonment in a debtors' prison - were profoundly important to his subsequent writing career.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199645886

You may also be interested in...

“An essential read for Dickens lovers”

This is a very worthwhile interpretation linking as it does actual people and real places within Dickens's fiction; it adds another level to the ever present pleasure of his works. A great deal of fun; splendid... More

Hardback edition
5th March 2012
Helpful? Upvote 1

“An important new book”

Ruth Richardson' new book is very readable and is an important addition to our knowledge of Dickens. For reasons unknown, Dickens' connections with Norfolk St and Cleveland St have been largely overlooked by... More

Hardback edition
2nd March 2012
Helpful? Upvote 1

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?

Review us on Trustpilot