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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Dickens wrote this story of a boy forced to live in a dark and dismal workhouse lorded over by Mr Bumble to draw attention to Victorian social ills. Desperate but determined, Oliver makes his escape and finds that life in the harsh streets of London's underworld makes the workhouse look like a picnic

Book. English.
New ed.
Published London: Penguin, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: Charles Dickens
Edition statement: with a critical introduction by Philip Horne.
ISBN: 0141439742, 9780141439747
Physical Description: 608 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Penguin classics
Subject: Orphans England London Fiction.

Author note

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. Philip Horne is a Reader in English at UCL. He is author of the acclaimed 'Henry James: A Life in Letters' and editor of James' The Tragic Muse for Penguin.