The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets.
This book too me more than 2 years to finish. I must say I became very attached to the characters and by the end I was almost in tears. Oliver Twist is a must read- even if takes a while. Some parts are hard to get through but when you get the dramatic last few chapters it is well worth it. One of Dickens' best in my opinion- but it's the only one I've actually finished. 😅😅
By Mayberry, SM
I am sorry it took me all these years to read this wonderful gem of a story about love and betrayal and broken dreams m, and hope beyond all reason. This is a great book. If you haven't read it I highly encourage you to do so. Excellent writing.
The Happiest Sad Tale
A love story.
'Oliver Twist' is the bleakest and brightest of tales. Charles Dickens weaves all of the elements for a gripping story into his book. What I love most, however, is Mr. Dickens' ability to paint a world, a character, a situation, a single sentiment with nothing but words. It was a treat and an education reading this book. The characters are vivid. They are awful and delightful. Throughout the reading are included words of wisdom--quotes which I paused to highlight. I will reread them time and again. I highly recommend this book to all story lovers. It is a masterpiece.
This book is good
Can't beat Dickens!
You just can 't beat Charles Dickens for a great read. This stuff is timeless, everyone knows this story but the book is so much more. Full of interesting quirky characters and dark humor, I loved it.
I hated this book. It's not interesting at all and it sort of drags along at a lot of parts in the book. There's a lot of British slang and other words that don't make sense for cant be defined by the dictionary and its hard not to put this book down. This book is very long being 675 pages if u dnt include the 53 blank pages and 3 pages tht aren't a part of the story. Charles dickens has done better than this book. I think it's his worst.
By Crazy rocker CFO
It was a little good but REALLY lengthy I wouldn't recommend it to a friend though
I love this book because it was very well written and I find that it's shows that not every kid has a home and family and I feel that alot of kids and teenagers take that for granted.
By Kevun Kunzman
This is the most boring book I have ever read. I have to read it for honors English in high school every time I sit and say ok I am going to read one to two hundred pages I end up falling asleep with like twenty pages I don't recommend this book at all very boring confusing you never know who is talking and what is going on or where they are .😢
This novel is truly a classic! Dickens vividly draws his characters and describes their situations. Readers are drawn into Oliver's world and want to know what happens next. I loved the musical Oliver which is based on this book. The book is far better and deeper. Dickens wrote in the 19th century. For some readers, the character of Fagin will be offensive. Certainly, Dickens was accused of being an anti-Semite as a result of this depiction. Later in life, Dickens became friends with a Jewish couple who remonstrated with him over this character. Dickens removed some of the offensive language from later editions of this book. However, remember also that Dickens also was active in charities and decried the workhouses of the day. Look also for the humor and irony with which Dickens enlivened his work.
I highly recommend this book. If you enjoyed this novel, try David Copperfield which Dickens also wrote. If you are in the mood for romance, try some works by Jane Austin. If you enjoy gentle humor, give Elizabeth Gaskell a try. Both ladies also wrote in the 19th century and Gaskell was a friend of Dickens. Happy reading!
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Aldous Huxley, Jane Austen, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, E. E. Cummings, Alexandre Dumas, Joseph Conrad, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Victor Hugo & E. M. Forster