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

    Susan Hshared an impression3 years ago
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    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 impression6 years ago
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    Rather complicated language, it was difficult to follow sometimes

Quotes

    b7608257592has quoted2 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?'
    b1961550380has quoted2 months ago
    The bowls never wanted washing. The boys polished them with their spoons till they shone again; and when they had performed this operation (which never took very long, the spoons being nearly as large as the bowls)
    b1961550380has quoted2 months ago
    Oliver Twist and his companions suffered the tortures of slow starvation for three months

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