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Oliver Twist [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens.

By: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Contributor(s): May, Nadia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 1995ISBN: 0786142774 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book); 9780786142774 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book).Subject(s): Orphans -- Fiction | Pickpockets -- Fiction | London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Audiobooks. | Bildungsromans.DDC classification: 823/.8 Online resources: Click Here to Access Title | Excerpt Read by Nadia May.Summary: With the publication of this fiercely comic second novel, Charles Dickens's eminent literary reputation was firmly established. "Oliver Twist" was, according to Edgar Johnson, "a clarion peal announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a champion." Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the story of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a den of thieves, where some of Dickens's most infernal villains preside: the impudent Artful Dodger, the barbarous bully Bill Sikes, and the odious Jew Fagin. Yet the unsullied goodness of the orphan Oliver presents allegorically Dickens's belief in "the principle of Good surviving in every adverse circumstance, and triumphing at last."
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Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 232197 KB; MP3 file size: 454909 KB).

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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Unabridged.

Read by Nadia May.

Duration: 16:09:24.

With the publication of this fiercely comic second novel, Charles Dickens's eminent literary reputation was firmly established. "Oliver Twist" was, according to Edgar Johnson, "a clarion peal announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a champion." Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the story of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a den of thieves, where some of Dickens's most infernal villains preside: the impudent Artful Dodger, the barbarous bully Bill Sikes, and the odious Jew Fagin. Yet the unsullied goodness of the orphan Oliver presents allegorically Dickens's belief in "the principle of Good surviving in every adverse circumstance, and triumphing at last."

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