Oliver Twist (Classic Starts Series)

Oliver Twist (Classic Starts Series)

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Overview

One of the first English novels to feature a child as its protagonist, Oliver Twist, published in 1838, moves through the Victorian underworld to tell a suspenseful tale of innocence threatened—yet ultimately triumphant. Mining memories of his own youth to imagine the experiences of the foundling Oliver, Dickens creates a heartbreaking drama full of unforgettable characters. This Nonesuch edition presents the author's final text and all of the illustrations Dickens himself selected to complement his words.

The Legendary Nonesuch Dickens, issued in the 1930s, presented the writing of the foremost English novelist in its most distinguished format. Upon its original publication, the set was hailed as "one of the most glorious publishing achievements of our time." Now the peerless Nonesuch standards have been revived in new editions of Dickens' most beloved works, introducing a new generation of readers to these masterpieces of literature, illustration and book design.

The Nonesuch Press was founded in London by Francis Meynell in 1923. Applying the refinement and expertise of the private press aesthetic to commercial publishing, Nonesuch books were among the most elegant and treasured volumes produced in the first half of the twentieth century. The fabled Nonesuch Dickens was the Press' most ambitious project, treasured both for its quality and its rarity: only 877 twenty-four volume sets were issued, and complete original sets have sold recently at auction for more than $30,000.

Employing modern printing technology seven decades later, each book in the revived Nonesuch Dickens replicates the enduring editorial and design excellence of its inspiration at an affordable price.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454937456
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 08/21/2019
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 41,104
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
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
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"Thayer?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*She appears by her tree.*
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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!!!
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Yeah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dribbles his soccer ball flicking it over his head with expertise
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"Hi, luna..."
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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