PC Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

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Dickens wrote this story of a boy forced to live in a dark and dismal workhouse lorded over by Mr Bumble to draw attention to Victorian social ills. Desperate but determined, Oliver makes his escape and finds that life in the harsh streets of London’s underworld makes the workhouse look like a picnic.

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‘The power of Dickens is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive’ WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers with its depiction of a dark criminal underworld peopled by vivid and memorable characters – the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic romance, the Newgate novel and popular melodrama, Oliver Twist created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.

Edited with an Introduction and notes by PHILIP HORNE

Additional information

Weight 415 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 26 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

608

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

823.8 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K