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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens, Garth Nix

Part of the Puffin Classics Series

Oliver Twist Synopsis

Puffin Classics bring the very best children's stories to a new generation. The world-famous story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London, introduced by the hugely popular children's author, Garth Nix. After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to drag him back . . .

Oliver Twist Press Reviews

The power of [Dickens] is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive, and must follow him whithersoever he leads. --William Makepeace Thackeray

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141322438
Publication date: 28th February 2008
Author: Charles Dickens, Garth Nix
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages

About Charles Dickens, Garth Nix

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of the most recognized celebrities of English literature. His imagination, wit, mastery of the language and huge creative output single him out as one of the few people who genuinely deserve to be called genius. He had a poverty-stricken childhood and was determined to improve himself. By his early twenties he found a job as a parliamentary reporter and in his spare time wrote sketches of London life for newspapers and magazines. The publication of Pickwick Papers (1836) brought him the fame and fortune he craved. He wrote many other famous books including Oliver Twist, Great ...

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