Oliver Twist (Paperback)
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Oliver Twist (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages
Published: 02/08/2007
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‘The image of little Oliver Twist victimised by poverty, almost seduced by the specious excitement of crime, and then offered the possibility of a lucrative career in authorship is always compelling’ Guardian

Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape. In Oliver Twist, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099511939
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


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An unforgettable journey into criminal behaviour that takes me back to my own childhood fantasies - Malcolm McLaren, Guardian

The power of [Dickens] is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive - William Makepeace Thackeray

Dickens is huge - like the sky. Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer - or any combination of these - Susanna Clarke

The image of little Oliver Twist victimised by poverty, almost seduced by the specious excitement of crime, and then offered the possibility of a lucrative career in authorship is always compelling - Guardian

We leave him most reluctantly, and so will every reader who has any capacity to see and feel whatsoever is most loveable, hateful, or laughable, in the character of the everyday life about him - Examiner

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“Better Than Any Film”

Twist is one of those books everyone thinks they have read because it is so much part of the cultural landscape. In most cases it turns out that what people mean by knowing Oliver Twist is having seen one of the many... More

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“Lovely easy to read version”

This version of Oliver Twist has nice text which is easy to read.

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“A well known character and his changing fortunes.”

Reading Oliver Twist was an interesting experience - if you'd asked me I'd have said I knew the story. I knew Oliver, Fagin, The Artful Dodger, Bill Sikes, Nancy etc but to be honest I didn't really... More

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