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Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist

Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is forced to live in a dark and dismal London workhouse lorded over by awful Mr. Bumble who cheats the boys of their meager rations! Desperate but determined, Oliver makes his escape. But what he discovers in the harsh streets of London’s underworld makes the workhouse look like a picnic. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the wily Fagin — the nefarious mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets.
Will a life of crime pay off for young Oliver? Or will it earn him a one-way ticket to the gallows?
555 printed pages
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  • b4164489758shared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
    🎯Worthwhile

    I have learned about Oliver Twist on many occasions
    but not the first version (made by Charles Dickens).

  • Susan Hshared an impression4 years ago
    👎Give This a Miss
    💩Utter Crap
    🙈Lost On Me

    Too old fashioned. I've always been hearing about this book, and that it's great and all . But when I read it myself, even thought I knew it was a classic, therefore based in older times, I found in all most every third word was a word I did not understand, or a word infrequently used in modern day to day life.

  • Valeria Trifiltsevashared an impression8 years ago
    🎯Worthwhile

    Rather complicated language, it was difficult to follow sometimes

Quotes

  • b7608257592has quoted3 years ago
    I don't know; I really don't know,' said Giles, with a rueful countenance. 'I couldn't swear to him.'
    'What do you think?'
  • b5502215631has quotedlast year
    The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, forever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.'
  • pattylouis2has quoted3 days ago
    The blessing was from a young child's lips, but it was the first that Oliver had ever heard invoked upon his head; and through the struggles and sufferings, and troubles and changes, of his after life, he never once forgot it.

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