Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist


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Format
Hardcover
Price
$24.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141192499
  • 608 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens’s tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters – the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, Dickens created an entirely newkind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens, Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by: Philip Horne, Notes by: Philip Horne

Praise

"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

Series

Hardcover Classics
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marco Polo
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marcus Aurelius
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
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