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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/08/2007
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099511939
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Review by pj77
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is the gripping tale of a poor orphans struggle to free himself from the clutch of evil criminals in London’s underworld. I particularly enjoyed Dickens’ witty and satiric comments on the society of the time. The characters were vividly portrayed and starkly contrasted; the evil Fagin to angelic Oliver. Fagin’s downfall and Dickens description of the hours before his demise had me glued to each page…..I could not put the book down and I loved the way the novel ended….everything just came together beautifully. This was my first Dickens novel and it will definitely not be my last!! ?