Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

1839

The story centres on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the "Artful Dodger", a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the...

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The story centres on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the "Artful Dodger", a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin.

Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress is Charles Dickens's second novel, and was first published as a serial from 1837 to 1839. The story centres on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the "Artful Dodger", a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin.

Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA ( 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.

Chapters:

    I – February 1837 (chapters 1–2)

    II – March 1837 (chapters 3–4)

    III – April 1837 (chapters 5–6)

    IV – May 1837 (chapters 7–8)

    V – July 1837 (chapters 9-11)

    VI – August 1837 (chapters 12–13)

    VII – September 1837 (chapters 14–15)

    VIII – November 1837 (chapters 16–17)

    IX – December 1837 (chapters 18–19)

    X – January 1838 (chapters 20–22)

    XI – February 1838 (chapters 23–25)

    XII – March 1838 (chapters 26–27)

    XIII – April 1838 (chapters 28–30)

    XIV – May 1838 (chapters 31–32)

    XV – June 1838 (chapters 33–34)

    XVI – July 1838 (chapters 35–37)

    XVII – August 1838 (chapters 38–part of 39)

    XVIII – October 1838 (conclusion of chapter 39–41)

    XIX – November 1838 (chapters 42–43)

    XX – December 1838 (chapters 44–46)

    XXI – January 1839 (chapters 47–49)

    XXII – February 1839 (chapter 50)

    XXIII – March 1839 (chapter 51)

    XXIV – April 1839 (chapters 52–53)

Review:

Mariana Gauto

macmillanreaders.com

Oliver Twist is a novel written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a man who had a difficult life. He had worked since he was a child and he had no money. He gave Oliver , the protagonist, those characteristics.

 

The story is about a child, whose mother had died, that was sent to a workhouse. Oliver was an innocent and pure boy. When he was eleven, he was tried to be sold from the workhouse as an apprentice, but he escaped from there. In his way to London, he met a boy called Artful Dodger and then ended up with Fagin, the leader of a gang of thieves, who taught children how to steal.

 

Luckily, Oliver also found people who took good care of him and helped him with some problems he had had.

 

In my opinion, the novel is very entertaining and it makes you want to read more.   I liked the fact that Fagin and Sikes tried to change Oliver, but he continued to be an innocent good boy.

 

My favourite character is Mr. Brownlow, who took care of Oliver and loved him despite the things he had done, and his past; and my favourite part is when he is accused of a robbery he hadn’t committed and Mr. Brownlow took him to his house because he was sick. I liked the end , and I wouldn’t change anything in the book.

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