Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens, Philip Horne

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  • 9780141031712
  • 9780141920269

'The power of Dickens is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive' WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers with its depiction of a dark criminal underworld peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic romance, the Newgate novel and popular melodrama, Oliver Twist created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.

Edited with an Introduction and notes by PHILIP HORNE


  • Penguin Books Ltd; October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141920269
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  • Title: Oliver Twist
  • Author: Charles Dickens; Philip Horne (other)
  • Imprint: Penguin
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  • 9780141031712
  • 9780141920269

About The Author

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.


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5/21/2016
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  • 9780141031712
  • 9780141920269