Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics)

by Charles Dickens, Peter Fairclough | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140430172 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 11/19/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Saturday, November 19, 2005
One of my favorite Dickens novels.

Dickens's second novel was a far cry from THE PICKWICK PAPERS, his first. The story of an orphan who flees the workhouse only to fall in with a gang of thieves and prostitutes in London's sleazy underworld, it was a trenchant criticism of England's poor laws. Enacted in the 1830s, these laws provided assistance for the poor only through workhouses, which were deliberately squalid and miserable to encourage the poor--who were considered lazy and immoral--to better themselves and get out. The inequities between rich and poor were one of Dickens's constant themes, and with OLIVER TWIST he established himself as a staunch champion of the downtrodden, particularly children. The novel also, however, has its cheerful moments, and contains some of Dickens's most memorable characters, including Fagin, the Artful Dodger, the evil Bill Sykes, and the unfortunate Nancy.
Retells the adventures of the orphan boy who is forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at on Monday, December 26, 2005

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Journal Entry 3 by conversasdecafe on Sunday, February 19, 2006
The book has arrived! Finally! Thank you so much for this RABCK! :)

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