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Oliver Twist

Penguin Clothbound Classics

By (author) Charles Dickens
Introduction by Philip Horne
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Published: 1st Oct 2009
Dimensions: w 144mm h 208mm d 40mm
Weight: 718g
ISBN-10: 0141192496
ISBN-13: 9780141192499
Barcode No: 9780141192499
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' 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.

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"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