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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: May 1982
Price: $4.95
Can. Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21102-3 (0-553-21102-1)
Pages: 480
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, eBook, eBook, hardcover, trade paperback, trade paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick Papers. Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's 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."



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Philip Pullman is the author of the bestselling fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. His other books for children and young adults include three Victorian thrillers featuring his popular heroine Sally Lockhart. He lives in Oxford, England.





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