Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

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Oliver Twist, the book that spawned many a modern film and musical. Born into poverty and orphaned, Oliver is sent to work in a squalid workhouse, he eventually flees this only to land himself in a world of crime and prostitution. Pickpockets, thieves, and prostitutes - this was the startling reality for the young boy, Oliver. A story that shocked society when it was first published, still horrifying today. A riveting read, Dickens at his legendary best.

All-time Classic.Published 1839. (400 Kb)