The second novel by Dickens, and considered one of his best, Oliver Twist is the story of an orphan boy who is essentially born into an English workhouse. There he must suffer the abject miseries of poverty and hunger, cruelty and greed. Finally Oliver takes his chances on the streets, and runs away only to get mixed up with a gang of pickpockets. After a while he is taken in by a gentleman of means and is cared for... until one day the thieves return, and a web of secrets and mystery is exposed.
Oliver Twist has a similar plot to Great Expectations, and like it has also been made into a heap of movies and plays. Like many novels of Victorian England it was serialized over many months, which must have been like the television of the day. "Can't wait for the new Oliver Twist episode to come out. Love that 'Please, sir, I want some more,' bit."
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May 07, 2013
My best charles dickens book in the world
April 17, 2013
I loved the book.It was a great novel to read.
April 16, 2013
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March 29, 2013
This book is amazing I would recommend it to everyone it is great to read have a try
March 23, 2013
Nice I am in grade 5 and v r reading Oliver twist
February 16, 2013
One of my favorite childhood books! A great read, indeed.
January 19, 2013
Very good to reading´ i love this book
November 13, 2012
October 14, 2012
I love classic books
Jon Cassian, Ph.D
October 05, 2012
Charles Dickens wrote abouy life as he saw it with the same revelations as we see today.
September 14, 2012
I saw it as a movie once.
September 05, 2012
I read this book when I was a little kid and it made me cry, great book, interesting characters and I just connect with it.
August 04, 2012
Just an AMAZING book
July 31, 2012
I love the story
July 27, 2012
I love this book it's a good read xxxx
June 21, 2012
A compelling story with vivid and lively characters.
May 30, 2012
The book is FANTASTIC!!!! It really tells about Olivers life
May 28, 2012
I liked the film, but this book is AMAZING!!!!
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April 15, 2012
The movie is great, but the book is better!
February 07, 2012
January 13, 2012
I have seen the play for Oliver Twist it was great but the book is much better.
January 10, 2012
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December 26, 2011
Where was the singing?
August 30, 2011
Great read. Wish I had read it many years ago.
August 03, 2011
Really I think I just hate that it was written as a serial for a newspaper and as such the format becomes tedious and I lose interest. I just cannot get through this book.
August 02, 2011
Love this book!
June 22, 2011
Great book, fantastic story