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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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This is a hard book to rate. Few people in their right mind would choose voluntarily to read this book. The language is difficult, especially for teens who often get assigned this book in high school. I personally liked the story. It's very insightful into the lives of the poor in 1800's England. The plot is full of twists and turns and the characters are quite interesting. Following Oliver through the many misfortunes which befall him, from his early years in a parish workhouse where he barely has enough food to his kidnapping by a band of thieves, is entertaining. By today's standards I would give it a like-ability rating of 3. By 1800s standards I would give it a 5. Apparently Dickens was a popular author in his day. ( )
  valorrmac | Aug 19, 2015 |
Great story. full of tragedy, hope and betrayal. A little gloomy throughout but still a good read. ( )
  MugenHere | Jul 12, 2015 |
The overall ideas of Oliver Twist are intriguing, but the antisemitism and sometimes overlong style made it a slog to get through at some points. Also, most of these people are either terrible or not focused on enough. ( )
  jwarbler | Mar 15, 2015 |
This book is about a hard-working orphan in New England named Oliver Twist. In the story, he travels from workhouse to workhouse, and finally he escapes to London. Later, he kidnapped by a group of bad guys who try to steal handkerchiefs from rich people. One day, Oliver goes with the bad guys, and finds out that they are trying to steal things. Then, Oliver ends up with a man who is very nice to him and takes care of him. But later on, they spilt up again and find each other and capture the bad guys.
I like this book because it is about an orphan who takes a risk to explore the world beyond him to seek for a place to belong with. ( )
  AB4Books | Jan 8, 2015 |
كتب كتاب "أوليفر تويست" بأسلوب شائق وبسياق أدبي مم​يز، مليء بالمفاجآت والمغامرات التي تشد القارئ إلى ​متابعة سير أحداثها بشوق وشغف. فهي تحكي قصة "أوليفر​ تويست" الطفل الصغير الذي عاش ضحية مجتمعه الفاسد، ​فكافح المصاعب، وتحمل المشقات، ولكن القدر كان أقوى ​منه فأوقعه في أيدي جماعة من اللصوص لتستخدمه في تحق​يق أغراضها الشريرة، ولكن الخير أقوى من الشر، ولا ب​د لهذا الصغير أن يتحرر وينتصر على المؤتمرات ليستقب​ل من جديد الحياة بوجه جديد، وإرادة صلبة، ليعيش حرا​ ( )
  Emanalqutaibi | Dec 31, 2014 |
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Oliver Twist, a meek, mild young boy, is born in the workhouse and spends his early years there until, finding the audacity to ask for more food, he is made to leave. Apprenticed to an undertaker by Mr Bumble, Oliver runs away in desperation and falls in with Fagin and his gang of thieves where he begins his new life in the criminal underworld.

Under the tutelage of the satanic Fagin, the brutal Bill Sikes and the wily Artful Dodger, Oliver learns to survive, although he is destined not to stay with Fagin but to find his own place in the world.

With its terrifying evocation of the hypocrisy of the wealthy and the depths to which poverty pushes the human spirit, Oliver Twist is both a fascinating examination of evil and a poignant moving novel for all times.
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Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.
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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 new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery. 

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Scathing in its indictment of a cruel society and pervaded by a sense of threat and mystery, this novel is peopled with some of the most famous characters in literature. Elements of the Gothic Romance jostle with those of the Newgate novel and popular melodrama forging a style entirely Dickens'.… (more)

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