Oliver Twist (Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

3.84 avg rating
( 241,796 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780192545053: Oliver Twist (Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, "The Pickwick Papers." Set against London's seedy back street slums, "Oliver Twist" is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's most depraved villains preside: the incorrigible Artful Dodger, the murderous bully Sikes, and the terrible Fagin, that treacherous ringleader whose grinning knavery threatens to send them all to the "ghostly gallows." Yet at the heart of this drama is the orphan Oliver, whose unsullied goodness leads him at last to salvation. In 1838 the publication of "Oliver Twist" firmly established the literary eminence of young Dickens. It was, according to Edgar Johnson, "a clarion peal announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a champion."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Charles Dickens’s famous second novel recounts the story of a boy born in the workhouse and raised in an infant farm as he tries to make his way in the world. Intended to raise feeling against the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 (which had emphasized the workhouse as an appropriate means of dealing with the problem of poverty), Oliver Twist also provides a sweeping portrait of London life in the 1830s—including the life of the criminal elements in society. Oliver Twist was first published in serialised form (with illustrations by George Cruikshank) in Bentley's Miscellany between February 1837 and April 1839. It was issued with some corrections and revisions in ten numbers in 1846 by Bradbury and Evans (which then also issued the same text in a single volume). Each of these ten numbers, including the Cruikshank illustrations and the advertisements, is included in this facsimile reprint of the 1846 edition. This is one of a series from Broadview Press of facsimile reprint editions—editions that provide readers with a direct sense of these works as the Victorians themselves experienced them.

About the Author:

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of England's greatest novelists. Born into a poor family (his father was once imprisoned for debt), Dickens became both rich and famous in his lifetime.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charles Dickens
ISBN 10: 0192545051 ISBN 13: 9780192545053
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801925450531.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Charles Dickens
Published by Oxford University Press (1987)
ISBN 10: 0192545051 ISBN 13: 9780192545053
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0192545051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Charles Dickens
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (1987)
ISBN 10: 0192545051 ISBN 13: 9780192545053
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0192545051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Charles Dickens
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0192545051 ISBN 13: 9780192545053
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
wallacedinc
(berlin, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0192545051 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6004587

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Charles Dickens
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0192545051 ISBN 13: 9780192545053
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0192545051 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0068766

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Charles Dickens
Published by Oxford University Press (1987)
ISBN 10: 0192545051 ISBN 13: 9780192545053
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110192545051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds