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Not Signed; Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. In Oliver Twist , Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underwo. Book Description Vintage Classics , Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Oliver Twist Vintage Classics. Charles Dickens.

Publisher: Vintage Classics , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title Unusual book "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. Review : "An unforgettable journey into criminal behaviour that takes me back to my own childhood fantasies" Malcolm McLaren Guardian "The power of [Dickens] is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive" William Makepeace Thackeray "Dickens is huge - like the sky.

Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer - or any combination of these" Susanna Clarke "The image of little Oliver Twist victimised by poverty, almost seduced by the specious excitement of crime, and then offered the possibility of a lucrative career in authorship is always compelling" Guardian "We leave him most reluctantly, and so will every reader who has any capacity to see and feel whatsoever is most loveable, hateful, or laughable, in the character of the everyday life about him" Examiner Book Description : 'This ain't the shop for justice' The Artful Dodger, Oliver Twist "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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Seller Rating:. Published by Vintage Classics New Paperback Quantity Available: 6. Travel-Bookshop Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. New Paperback Quantity Available: 7. Published by Random House , London New paperback Quantity Available: 1. But in true Dickens style, the happy ending came, and I returned it to the library content. Appetite whetted, I explored the source material and found beyond the ditties I knew were words full of power and illustration, as Dickens intended" -- Dillon Khan, Ya Author "He flings together characters from every walk of life into dazzling, swarming, state-of-the city narratives.

In his London the rich cannot escape the poor, and the do-gooders and swindlers quaff ale elbow-to-elbow. The inanimate actors are as vivid as the living: the miserable workhouse that harboured Oliver Twist is no less legendary than the poor, begging boy himself or his criminal chum, the Artful Dodger" Economist. Charles Dickens was a brilliant and prolific writer, probably the most famous nineteenth-century English novelist.

He was very successful during his lifetime and his books have never been out of print.

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The exciting plots and fantastic characters in his books have meant they have all been adapted in some cases, many times over for television or the big screen. Charles Dickens was born on 7 February in Portsmouth. He was one of eight children, and at first his family enjoyed a happy life in the countryside of Kent. But Dickens' father was not very good at managing his money, and when the family fell into financial difficulties they had to move to London.

In Dickens' time people who could not pay their debts were sent to a kind of prison, and Dickens' father eventually ended up in one of these debtor's prisons, called the Marshalsea. Charles was forced to leave school and go to work in a 'blacking factory' where he pasted labels on to pots for many hours a day.

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Even though Charles was only twelve at this time, he understood that without education he would never escape the poverty that had so entrapped his family. Charles often used his childhood experiences in his books. For instance, in David Copperfield, the hero Davy is taken out of school by his cruel stepfather and sent to work in a similar factory. Another novel, Little Dorrit, is set in and around the Marshalsea prison.

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Fortunately Charles was eventually sent back to school. He went to work as a lawyer's clerk, and then as a political reporter. In he began to publish short stories and essays in newspapers and magazines. His first book, The Pickwick Papers, was published in instalments in a monthly magazine, and was a roaring success. Even before this book was finished, Charles began writing another novel, Oliver Twist. This is one of his most famous books - perhaps you've read it, or seen the musical or one of the film adaptations?

Many other novels followed and Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. Dickens used his books to highlight the suffering of the poor, the inadequate support provided to them, and the massive inequalities between the different ranks of society. This social and political commentary was very influential and it is believed Dickens' work did a great deal to reform workhouses, prisons, and most particularly public opinion of the working classes.