by Charles Dickens
Publisher: Dutton 1907
Number of pages: 458
Oliver Twist was Dickens's second novel and one of his darkest, dealing with burglary, kidnapping, child abuse, prostitution, and murder. Alongside this gallery of horrors are the corrupt and incompetent institutions of 19th-century England set up to address social problems and instead making them worse. The author's moral indignation drives the creation of some of his most memorably grotesque characters: squirming, vile Fagin; brutal Bill Sykes; the brooding, sickly Monks; and Bumble, the pompous and incorrigibly dense beadle.
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by Charles Dickens - Project Gutenberg
Nell is on her way home to the dusty shop where she and her grandfather live a rather mysterious life. The old man disappears every night -- visiting gambling dens with the naive hope of winning a fortune. Instead he sinks deeper into debt.
by Charles Dickens - eBooks@Adelaide
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by Charles Dickens - Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars
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