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Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy’s Progress, Dickens’ second novel, was first published between 183... Read More

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Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy’s Progress, Dickens’ second novel, was first published between 1837 and 1839 in serial form. Dickens exposed the cruel living conditions of orphans in workhouses and the wretched lives of those who belonged to London’s dark underbelly, both consequences of the Industrial Revolution. There have been several adaptations of the novel, the most famous being the multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 British musical, Oliver!, directed by Carol Reed. The film was inspired by the equally successful 1960 stage musical, Oliver!, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.

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Title: Oliver Twist
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan U.K Publishing
ISBN: 9781509848980
SKU: BK0257969
EAN: 9781509848980
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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