Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.
Published December 22, 2010 557 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Telegraph

“That’s what the Cleveland St workhouse .

Jan 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Oliver Twist: Premium Edition...

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After food and a good night’s rest, Oliver went with Dodger and another boy out to “work.” Caught in the act of picking a gentleman’s pocket, the two boys ran, leaving Oliver to take the blame.

Jun 15 2000 | Read Full Review of Oliver Twist: Premium Edition...

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