Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics)

Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics)

by Charles Dickens (Author), George Cruikshank (Editor), PhillipHorne (Editor)


Dickens' second novel is a compelling portrait of the clash between the innocence of childhood and a dark criminal underworld inhabited by a vivid cast of wicked or compromised characters. This new edition aims to place this mythical story of the struggle between good and evil firmly within the context of the early Victorian attitudes to crime and its punishment, and Dickens' own evolution as a novelist.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 27 Jun 2002

ISBN 10: 0140435220
ISBN 13: 9780140435221

Author Bio
Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. Philip Horne is a Reader in English at University College London. He is author of the acclaimed 'Henry James: A Life in Letters' and editor of James' The Tragic Muse for Penguin.