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Well-produced for younger readers, this handsome and easy-to-read edition makes an excellent introduction to one of Charles Dickens’s best-loved novel. The story of Oliver, the boy who famously asked for “More” leading to his expulsion from the workhouse and subsequent life as a pickpocket in Fagin’s gang has been successfully adapted many times but it is worth returning to the original story to relish all of the detail.
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If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When Oliver Twist asks for more food it changes his life for ever. He flees his dreary life in the workhouse but enters a much more dangerous place - the dark streets of London. Oliver is soon in the clutches of Fagin and his gang of pickpockets before eventually finding a true friend, but his happiness is short-lived as Fagin and the violent Bill Sykes are determined to drag Oliver back into a life of crime ...
|Publication date:||4th March 2010|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public. Throughout 2012 there are numerous Dickens Events mark the bicentenary of his birth - www.dickens2012.org . He was born Charles John Huffam Dickens on 7th February 1812, ...More About Charles Dickens