Oliver Twist (Classic Starts Series)

Oliver Twist (Classic Starts Series)

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Overview

Dickens’ timeless novel transports young readers to a colorful Victorian England filled with mistreated orphans, grim workhouses, and gangs of thieving children. The hero finds himself in dire circumstances after he dares to beg for more food in the orphanage. Determined to make his way in the world, he escapes to London, where he becomes involved with criminals…and finally finds a real home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402786846
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 830,150
File size: 949 KB
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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Oliver Twist (Classic Starts Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Kim Mariano More than 1 year ago
Oliver goes from tragedy to triumph in this heartwarming book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Thayer?"
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*She appears by her tree.*
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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!!!
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Yeah.
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Dribbles his soccer ball flicking it over his head with expertise
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"Hi, luna..."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great story for kids so they can learn on what is bad and what is good in life. It is good for kids to reconize the bad thing sin people and that they should apreciate what they have an dnottake it for granted.
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After reading this book tht my grandmbaught. My first reaction as most kids would do