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Written by Charles DickensAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by George CruikshankAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by George Cruikshank
Introduction by Philip PullmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Philip Pullman

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: October 9, 2001
  • Price: $7.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75784-6 (0-375-75784-8)
about this book

Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast of characters Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, and the Artful Dodger, to name a few Dickens's second novel is a compelling social satire that has remained popular since it was first serialized in 1837-39.

The text for this Modern Library Paperback Classic is taken from the 1846 New Edition, revised and corrected by the author. It includes new explanatory notes and an appendix, A Brief History of the English Poor Laws.

"The power of [Dickens] is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive, and must follow him whithersoever he leads."
--William Makepeace Thackeray