Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens audiobook

Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens
Read by Miriam Margolyes

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Playaway (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792765943

Runtime: 0.00 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Born and raised in the appalling deprivation of the workhouse, orphan Oliver escapes the drudgery of apprenticeship and heads for London, only to fall into the hands of the notorious Fagin and his gang of child thieves. But Oliver is an innocent at heart, and the attempts by Fagin and the impudently witty Artful Dodger to teach him the tricks of the pick-pocket's trade lead only to his almost immediate capture. His subsequent rescue, by the kindly Mr. Brownlow, is only the beginning of a series of adventures that lead him to an incredible discovery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The image of little Oliver Twist victimized by poverty, almost seduced by the specious excitement of crime, and then offered the possibility of a lucrative career in authorship is always compelling.” Guardian (London)

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Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

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Details

Available Formats : Playaway
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English