Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Book - 1992
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Deals with the adventures of a young orphan boy trying to survive amid greed and poverty in 19th-century London.
Publisher: New York :, Knopf :, Distributed by Random House,, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780679417248
Branch Call Number: FIC DICK
Characteristics: xlvi, 427 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


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Feb 05, 2021

I love Oliver Twist! But sadly, this is an abridged version, and what it leaves out truly does a disservice to Dickens. I recommend the unabridged novel; I do not recommend this eBook version.

Oct 12, 2020

There's a reason this one's a classic, and that Charles Dickens is one of the world's greatest authors. Oliver Twist has adventure, brilliant characters such as Fagin (one of the most indelible characters in any novel), Bumble, Bill Sykes, Nancy, the Artful Dodger and Oliver, through whom Dickens visits a familiar theme - his nation's inhumanity to the less well off. A word of caution: Fagin, the Dodger and company are bottom dwellers, and not in the cute, Disneyish way of the musical/movie of the late 1960's. This is a serious look at a serious topic - the horrors of child abuse commonly found, according to Dickens, in 1840's British workhouses and elsewhere.

Jun 01, 2019

I really liked this book. Dickens did a good job, here.

acardona305 Jun 04, 2018

A solid read from Charles Dickens. One of his first novels and intro to archetype of the boy who has lost his parents at an early age that he uses as the basis for a few of his other novels. If you enjoyed this title, you will most likely enjoy that one.

Sep 11, 2017

I have read most of Dickens work and continue to reread many. I have been touched by the skill, power and superb craft infused into the stories. Art reflecting life as a painting in words so rich in color and vibrancy is cherished each time I start again. I wish I could thank Mr Dickens personally.

Aug 11, 2017

A true classic.

Jul 21, 2016

Oliver twist is a classic fictional tale by the legendary author: Charles Dickens. The story follows the life of a young boy in England, who is a poor orphan. The story takes place in the nineteenth century, and it follows the boy as he travels around the land while trying to survive, eventually getting involved in crime in order to make money. The book quickly became a hit among readers, and it was soon adapted into many plays and movies. There are several reasons behind the tale’s success, such as the intriguing plot, well-developed characters, witty dialogues, action, and a serious reflection into society at a time in England when poverty was a major issue. The book does a great job in showing how dire the situation was for many people at the time, and how a large number of orphans, such as Oliver Twist, had to get by. I would give the book 4.5 stars.
- @Riveting_Reviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I personally really like Oliver Twist. It was a different book from what I am used to reading (in terms of plot, and writing style), but thought it was very interesting to read. Since the book was written around the 1830s I did find some chapters or scenes that were a bit difficult for me to read, or that I had to read again since I was not used to or familiar with certain words or phrases the author would use. Even though I did like the book, I found that the beginning was a little slow for me, and so were certain chapters (some of the times this was due to long descriptions that I felt weren’t always necessary). Overall, I liked Oliver Twist, and would recommend that people give it a try. 4/5.
- @novelidea of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Charles Dickens was one of the finest writers in the history of English literature. Very few authors have reached his level of writing. One of his best known novels, Oliver Twist, continues to be an inspiration for authors and readers alike. Oliver’s mother died just after he was born. He was brought in the workhouse where he was given “three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week and half a roll on Sundays”. He escapes and travels to London by foot. A kindly man named Mr. Brownlow helps Oliver to uncover his past and find out the truth about his mother and father. He also helps Oliver find a loving home. This book is a classic. Whether you read a more simplified, modern version or the original, this is probably Dickens’ best tale.
- @WizardingInitiate of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 17, 2016

A classic. Very good book.

Sep 14, 2015

Oliver Twist is such a great story. If you've seen the movie and want to read the book as well, be warned that the book is much darker than the children's movies. However, I just finished it and I was very satisfied with it! Charles Dickins is hilarious in a very dry and ironic way, and I adore it! I would recommend this to anybody, even a person who "doesn't like to read the classics." It's great for everyone!

Aug 03, 2015

This is my 3rd Charles dickens novel...

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lms May 07, 2008

"Rogues trains Oliver Twist to become a pickpocket, but he strives to escape from crime and the workhouse to which he is subject." (Novelist Review)


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Jul 24, 2016

Violence: There are many instances, where Oliver is beaten by many characters he encounters.


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