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Oliver Twist

Auhtor: Charles Dickens

Language: english
Published: 1867

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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Oliver Twist':

Set in Victorian London this is a tale of a spirited young innocents unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Masterminded by the loathsome Fagin the underworld crew features some of Dickens most memorable characters including the vicious Bill Sikes gentle Nancy and the juvenile pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger.

Excerpts from the Book 'Oliver Twist':


... sitting with his face turned towards the fire: giving the palms of his hands a warm and a rub alternately. As the young woman spoke, he rose, and advancing ...
... Mr. Bumble to remove him forthwith. Now, although it was very natural that the board, of all people in the world, should feel in a great state of ...
... ten to one but they threatened to set the dog on him and when he showed his nose in a shop, they talked about the beadle???which brought Oliver's ...
... his parcels the school-boy his marbles the paviour his pickaxe the child his battledore. Away they run, pell-mell, helter-skelter, slap-dash: tearing, ...
... and a new pair of shoes, to be provided for him. As Oliver was told that he might do what he liked with the old clothes, he gave them to a servant ...
... Turning to Oliver, he roughly commanded him to take hold of Nancy's hand. 'Do you hear?' growled Sikes, as Oliver hesitated, and looked round. They were ...
... always put this in your pipe, Nolly,' said the Dodger, as the Jew was heard unlocking the door above, 'if you don't take fogels and tickers???' 'What's ...
... the same voice. 'There's Bill Sikes in the passage with nobody to do the civil to him and you sleeping there, as if you took laudanum with your meals, ...
... Mr. Bumble coughed???louder this time than he had coughed yet. 'Sweet? Mr. Bumble?' inquired the matron, taking up the sugar-basin. 'Very sweet, indeed, ...
... over one of the arms: an open clasp-knife in one hand, and a mass of buttered bread in the other. Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters from ...
... profoundly. He said, if that wasn't law, he would be glad to know what was. 'I ask you again,' thundered the doctor, 'are you, on your solemn oaths, ...
... lost time: and recalling with a great deal of astonishment and some fear, the extraordinary behaviour of the person from whom he had just parted. The ...
... and fastened myself, a clog, on all your hopes and projects. I owe it to you and yours, to prevent you from opposing, in the warmth of your ...
... gaze gradually became vacant and abstracted, and he seemed lost in thought. For some time, he appeared doubtful whether he ought to be relieved or disappointed ...
... would???there would!' 'Sit down,' said Rose, earnestly. 'If you are in poverty or affliction I shall be truly glad to relieve you if I can,???I shall indeed. ...
... ear to the partition, listened attentively: with a subtle and eager look upon his face, that might have appertained to some old goblin. 'So I mean to ...
... dark and dismal hole?' 'I told you before,' replied Nancy, 'that I was afraid to speak to you there. I don't know why it is,' said the girl, shuddering, 'but ...
... a plant we've all been in, more or less???of his own fancy not grabbed, trapped, tried, earwigged by the parson and brought to it on bread and water,???but ...
... Dick, my dear old friend, if I could only see you now!' 'You will see him soon,' replied Rose, gently taking his folded hands between her own. 'You ...
... burst. I cannot bear all this.' 'You have borne more, and have been, through all, the best and gentlest creature that ever shed happiness on every one ...