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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

By Dickens, Charles

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Combines some of Dickens' most memorably comic characters with his well-known vigorous championing of the poor.

ISBN 9781847188960
Published 20 October 2008 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781847188960
ISBN-10 1847188966
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Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint CSP Classic Texts
Publication Date 20 October 2008
International Publication Date 1 November 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 212mm
Weight 331g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

IDW is proud to introduce a new line of graphic novels that adapt some of the best-loved books of all time. The second book in the line is Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Oliver Twist is the story of a young orphan who is subjected to ill-treatment in institutions in Victorian England. He falls into the clutches of the ghastly Fain and comes into contact with the seediest parts of London. The adventures of young Oliver are a story of fear, poverty, and the darkness of the human soul. Our young hero, caught between good and evil, has to survive amidst crime and a group of characters who are each worse than the other.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most widely read English writers. Dickens started his writing career as a freelance reporter for the proctors in the Court of Doctors' commons, which later served as a source of information and inspiration for many of his vivid characters and social novels. In 1832, at the age of 20, he became a reporter on The Mirror of Parliament and on The Trues Sun. Dickens reported from the gallery of the House of Commons. He soon moved to larger newspapers which presented him with the opportunity to publish a series of papers. Sketches by Boz and Pickwick Papers were published in 1836, the year he married Catherine Hogarth with whom he had 10 children and whom he divorced later in life. Dickens wrote relentlessly with his first novels appearing in monthly instalments, a popular fashion at the time: Oliver Twist (1837-1839), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841) and Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty as part of the Master Humphrey's Clock series (1840-1841). Numerous other novels followed: David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, and the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Presenting his readers with a plethora of vivid characters, Dickens's novels were a medium for social commentary as he was a fierce critic of poverty and social divisions of the Victorian society. Many of his novels have been adapted for theatre, cinema and television.

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