Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist

This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick Papers. Set against Londons seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves den, where some of Dickenss most depraved villains preside: the incorrigible Artful Dodger, the murderous bully Sikes, and the terrible Fagin, This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick Papers. Set against Londons seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves den, where some of Dickenss 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.


Details
Title Oliver Twist
Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-13 9781853260124
ISBN-10 1853260124
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Language English
Edition NA
Height 198 mm
Width 129 mm
Thickness 21 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 400