Oliver Twist Charles Dickens Encyclopaedia Britannica c1920


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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Adventures Of Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy's Progress; 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. 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.


  • Part of Special Edition 22 Volume Works of Charles Dickens
  • Publisher The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company Limited, London; Undated c.1920
  • Quarter Red Morocco Hardback with Gilt Titles and Gilt Page Tops, 346pp
  • Superbly Illustrated with 24 Illustrations by George Cruikshank
  • Size 220 x 145mm, 1kg

Condition: Good – No Dust Jacket, Slight Staining To Covers, Slight Rubbing To Edges, No Inscriptions, Good Copy

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