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Oliver Twist

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ISBN-10: 0486424537

ISBN-13: 9780486424538

Edition: 2002

Authors: Charles Dickens

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In tracing the parish boy's progress, Dickens did not write a topical satire on the workhouse system and the role of the 1834 New Poor Law in fostering criminality, he created a story about the survival of good, and the exploitation of violence.
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Book details

List price: $6.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books…