Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

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Publisher: To be supplied : Project Gutenberg, [2010]
Copyright Date: 2010
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dic
Description: 1 online resource
Audience: UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
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acardona305 Jun 04, 2018

A solid read from Charles Dickens. One of his first novels and intro to archetype of the boy who has lost his parents at an early age that he uses as the basis for a few of his other novels. If you enjoyed this title, you will most likely enjoy that one.

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MontMoroc
Sep 11, 2017

I have read most of Dickens work and continue to reread many. I have been touched by the skill, power and superb craft infused into the stories. Art reflecting life as a painting in words so rich in color and vibrancy is cherished each time I start again. I wish I could thank Mr Dickens personally.

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 11, 2017

A true classic.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 21, 2016

Oliver twist is a classic fictional tale by the legendary author: Charles Dickens. The story follows the life of a young boy in England, who is a poor orphan. The story takes place in the nineteenth century, and it follows the boy as he travels around the land while trying to survive, eventually getting involved in crime in order to make money. The book quickly became a hit among readers, and it was soon adapted into many plays and movies. There are several reasons behind the tale’s success, such as the intriguing plot, well-developed characters, witty dialogues, action, and a serious reflection into society at a time in England when poverty was a major issue. The book does a great job in showing how dire the situation was for many people at the time, and how a large number of orphans, such as Oliver Twist, had to get by. I would give the book 4.5 stars.
- @Riveting_Reviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I personally really like Oliver Twist. It was a different book from what I am used to reading (in terms of plot, and writing style), but thought it was very interesting to read. Since the book was written around the 1830s I did find some chapters or scenes that were a bit difficult for me to read, or that I had to read again since I was not used to or familiar with certain words or phrases the author would use. Even though I did like the book, I found that the beginning was a little slow for me, and so were certain chapters (some of the times this was due to long descriptions that I felt weren’t always necessary). Overall, I liked Oliver Twist, and would recommend that people give it a try. 4/5.
- @novelidea of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Charles Dickens was one of the finest writers in the history of English literature. Very few authors have reached his level of writing. One of his best known novels, Oliver Twist, continues to be an inspiration for authors and readers alike. Oliver’s mother died just after he was born. He was brought in the workhouse where he was given “three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week and half a roll on Sundays”. He escapes and travels to London by foot. A kindly man named Mr. Brownlow helps Oliver to uncover his past and find out the truth about his mother and father. He also helps Oliver find a loving home. This book is a classic. Whether you read a more simplified, modern version or the original, this is probably Dickens’ best tale.
- @WizardingInitiate of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Lego15
Mar 17, 2016

A classic. Very good book.

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MADKC4Ever
Sep 14, 2015

Oliver Twist is such a great story. If you've seen the movie and want to read the book as well, be warned that the book is much darker than the children's movies. However, I just finished it and I was very satisfied with it! Charles Dickins is hilarious in a very dry and ironic way, and I adore it! I would recommend this to anybody, even a person who "doesn't like to read the classics." It's great for everyone!

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haha2010
Aug 03, 2015

This is my 3rd Charles dickens novel...

Quimeras Feb 14, 2013

Despite the many coincidences in the plot and the sometimes moralistic tone of the story, I enjoyed this novel. Dickens strikes the perfect balance between pathos and humor in “Oliver Twist”. I found England’s 19th century poor laws fascinating.

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davinci2
Jul 08, 2012

I love the illustrations by cruikshank. They just add to the comical irony!

MaeTarik95 May 31, 2012

I read 'Tale of Two cities' and HATED IT!!! But Oliver Twist is fantastic!!! Read it! It's better than some of the rubbish being written right now.
P.S. I got the book that looks like the one shown in the description.

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lms May 07, 2008

"Rogues trains Oliver Twist to become a pickpocket, but he strives to escape from crime and the workhouse to which he is subject." (Novelist Review)

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LukeTabidze
Jul 24, 2016

Violence: There are many instances, where Oliver is beaten by many characters he encounters.

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