Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens; Dover Thrift Editions

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486424538, 362pp.

Publication Date: March 2013

Oliver Twist's famous cry of the heart -- "Please, sir, I want some more" -- has resounded with generations of readers of all ages. Teh author poured his own youthful experience of Victorian London's unspeakable squalor into this realistic depiction of a spirited young innocent's unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Mastermineded by the loathsome Fagin, the underworld crew features some of Dickens' most memorable characters, including the vicious Bill Sikes, gentle Nancy, and the juvenile pickpocket. Reprint of a standard edition.

About the Author
Arguably one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens is the author of such literary masterpieces as A Tale of Two Cities (1859), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1839), among many others. Dickens' s indelible characters and timeless stories continue to resonate with readers around the world more than 130 years after his death. Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.

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