Oliver Twist

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Courage Books, 1996 - Fiction - 478 pages
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Oliver, a victimized orphan in nineteenth-century London, falls in with a band of pickpockets under the conniving Fagin and the treacherous Bill Sikes before he is rescued by the gentle-hearted Nancy.

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But I like his writing style & I like his storytelling. - weRead
So far, it's not brilliant prose -- but I enjoy it! - weRead
always love the happy ending.. - weRead
Fantastic, some of Dickens best writing. - weRead
Love the characterization and narration. - weRead
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The character of Oliver is a bland and tedious milquetoast as are the Maylies but the villains are broad grotesques of pure genius. Mr Bumble, Bill Sikes, Fagin, Nancy, Dodger and even Master Bates ... Read full review

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One of the first chapter books iv'e aver read and by far one of the best. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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