Book Review: Oliver Twist


Erika in Bookventureland

Title: Oliver TwistOliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens

Genre: Classic Literature

Publication date: 1838 (first publication year)

Pages: 554 pages (Paperback edition)

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Synopsis:

Courtesy of Goodreads:

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 cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery

Thoughts:

Oliver Twist was one of those books that I just so happened to grabbed from the library bookshelf because I felt like it and I just needed something to read, and I…

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