The adventures of Oliver Twist [NOOK Book]

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  • BN ID: 2940017760055
  • Publisher: New York Scribner
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1898 volume
  • File size: 917 KB

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Charles Dickens
The book was originally published in Bentley's Miscellany as a serial, in monthly installments that began appearing in the month of February 1837 and continued until April 1839. It was originally intended to form part of Dickens's serial The Mudfog Papers.Oliver Twist, Or, The Parish Boy's Progress By Charles Dickens, Contributor Philip Horne, Published by Penguin Classics, 2003, pg 486. ISBN 0-14-143974-2.Bentley's Miscellany, 1837. It did not appear as its own monthly serial until 1847. George Cruikshank provided one steel etching per month to illustrate each installment.Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens (Paul Schlicke, Editor). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999, p. 141. The first novelisation appeared six months before the serialisation was completed. It was published in three volumes by Richard Bentley, the owner of Bentley's Miscellany, under the author's pseudonym, "Boz", and included 24 steel-engraved plates by Cruikshank.The first edition was titled: Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. Serial publication dates.: ● I - February 1837 (chapters 1–2) ● II – March 1837 (chapters 3-4); ● III – April 1837 (chapters 5-6); ● IV – May 1837 (chapters 7-8); ● V – July 1837 (chapters 9-11); ● VI – August 1837 (chapters 12-13); ● VII – September 1837 (chapters 14-15); ● VIII – November 1837 (chapters 16-17); ● IX – December 1837 (chapters 18-19); ● X – January 1838 (chapters 20-22); ● XI – February 1838 (chapters 23-25); ● XII – March 1838 (chapters 26-27); ● XIII – April 1838 (chapters 28-30); ● XIV – May 1838 (chapters 31-32); ● XV – June 1838 (chapters 33-34); ● XVI – July 1838 (chapters 35-37); ● XVII – August 1838 (chapters 38-part of 39); ● XVIII – October 1838 (conclusion of chapter 39-41); ● XIX – November 1838 (chapters 42-43); ● XX – December 1838 (chapters 44-46); ● XXI – January 1839 (chapters 47-49); ● XXII – February 1839 (chapter 50); ● XXIII – March 1839 (chapter 51); ● XXIV – April 1839 (chapters 52-53);

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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