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Oliver Twist [NOOK Book]

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Oliver Twist is the second novel of Charles Dickens originally published in three parts beginning in 1837. ¿ ¿The story follows an orphan, Oliver, who travels through many a miserable experience in his young life. From the workhouse, to an abusive master, to London, Oliver meets many colorfully written characters along the way. ¿ ¿Considered one of the very first "social" novels of its time, Oliver Twist presents heavy commentary on the effects of not only child labor and treatment but also on social class which ...
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Overview

Oliver Twist is the second novel of Charles Dickens originally published in three parts beginning in 1837. ¿ ¿The story follows an orphan, Oliver, who travels through many a miserable experience in his young life. From the workhouse, to an abusive master, to London, Oliver meets many colorfully written characters along the way. ¿ ¿Considered one of the very first "social" novels of its time, Oliver Twist presents heavy commentary on the effects of not only child labor and treatment but also on social class which makes this nearly two century old novel still extremely relevant to today's audience.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014839549
  • Publisher: Cricket House Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 385
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Oliver Twist lives up to it's name.

    After years of people telling me how great this book was I decided to read it to see what all the fuss was about. It turned out that it lived up to my expectations. This book is well written and a classic story about an orphan and his surrounding characters. There is drama, fear, compasion, and so many more emotions Dickens put into this novel. It's a good read; you won't be disapointed!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Okay

    I am a good, fast reader but the thing is with this book the senetences are paragraphs, so you know it is pretty hard to read. However this book is really good. It teaches good lessons and stuff like that. I would totaly recommend it (as long as you can read the LONGEST sentences in THE world)! If you are into good books with long sentences try The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Just simply amazing books try Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Twilight (good higher level vocabulary).<BR/>Note I am a 11 year old so the vocab is higher level for me!

    8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Awsome book

    This a good book and im jewish and oliver is also so its interesting. If you read this review and you like it, please hit the like button

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Excellent for Younger Children

    Getting your child to read one of those classic novels can certainly be a challenge. Thanks to Jonathan Keeble and Roy McMillian this task has been revolutionized. The classic story "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens has been retold for younger listeners on audiobook. Created with children ages 8-13 in mind, this audiobook features the original text found in Dicken's classic but the words are simplified and clarified at certain points throughout the story to ensure that the child understands them and can easily follow along with the storyline. This audiobook re-telling of the classic Oliver Twist will keep children's attention and have them engaged in the story through its unique and captivating audio.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Oliver Twist

    I liked this book very much. I love Oliver; I feel so much sympathy for him. He had such

    a terrible life growing up. I felt like I wanted to just jump into the book and give Oliver a hug. I

    also love how surprising the ending is. I was not expecting to find out that Monks was Oliver¿s

    half brother. I had no clue at all. It was amazing how all of the people in the story matched up in

    some way. I was not expecting Rose to be the sister of Oliver¿s mother at all! Rose did

    say something about how she had a strange background, but I was not thinking that she was

    related to Oliver. What I didn¿t like was that all the surprising things happened so close together

    at the end of the book. It was kind of hard to take each shock one after another.

    One of my favorite parts of this book was the romance between Rose and Harry Maylie. I

    was not expecting this to be in a book about an orphan. I loved how it was worked into the story,

    because I am always attracted to books and movies that have a love story. It was a pleasant

    surprise to see it in this book.

    My favorite characters were Mr. Brownlow and Oliver. I loved Oliver because he is just

    such a sweet human being and he always does what he thinks is right. Even when he did attack

    Noah, he did it for a justified reason! No one should be talking badly about someone else¿s

    mother; especially when that person¿s mother is not alive and the person never got to meet their

    mother.

    I loved Mr. Brownlow because he saw the good in Oliver. Mr. Brownlow took Oliver in

    and nursed him to health, even though he was the suspect for stealing a handkerchief that

    belonged to him. He saw that Oliver was an innocent little boy and a good person. When Oliver

    was kidnapped, Mr. Brownlow still wanted to find Oliver. He wanted to get proof that Oliver

    was the good person that he thought he was. He eventually did find him. Overall, I really liked

    this book. It was nothing like I expected it to be, full of so many surprises.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    12yearoldbooklover

    Oliver goes from tragedy to triumph in this heartwarming book

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2007

    A great book!

    I've read this book, probably, about ten times, and I still enjoy the Victorian setting, classic characters, and the message of hope and redemption in the world of crime and greed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is the best book yet! One day I got really really bored so just decided to pick up this book and I read through the first 5 chapters and I was like OMGosh this book should be in the book of world records! I NEVER stopped reading unless I had to.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    Oliver Twist or The Pauper Boy's Progress!

    You can still read the rest of my review, but to draw this down to the bottom line..........
    A amazing book by Dickens! Now, to start with some things some might consider "bad" but which did not bother me is this. Note, Dickens is very descriptive. So he explains and describes places, and people, for quite a bit. You will notice this as SOON as you start reading. But once into the middle of the book, will get used to it and actually start to like his styel of writing some chapters of the book you might have to read over as some chapters (I say some which is the two chapters at the end of the book for those two chapters contain alot of information with LOTS of plot twist) Now, that I have named some think "some" may not like. Let me get on to the GREAT things. This book has AMAZING characters, I did not expect less of Charles Dickens. The characters were amazing, and the plot is a VERY good one, as we see Oliver start from a poor abused orphan, than go to London to seek his fortune, he then meets a gang of thieves commanded by an old tricky, evil deceptive, man.
    Oliver tries to choose between the life of crime or a home. At that point new things just keep piling on and on and on, with the plot, until all the things just explode, with an epic plot twist at the end! So with good characters a great storyline, and unforgettable moments what more could you want from this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

    from nothing to something...

    Oliver Twist is a novel about a boy who is born an orphan and grows up in an unknown city in London around the 1820's. Oliver Twist is a character vs. character and character vs. society based novel. Its main conflict is that Oliver grows up surrounded by poverty but still tries to overcome the expectations and find his true identity. He encounters many people such as: Nancy a young, alcoholic, prostitute; who protects Oliver, which leads to her death, Jack "the Dodger" Dawkins who finds Oliver and introduces him to Fagin; the leader of a gang of thieves,who tries to teach Oliver to pickpocket, Monks who turns out to be Oliver's older half brother and tries to distroy Oliver's chances of inheriting his fair share of money from their family and Mr. Brownlow a whealthy man who takes Oliver in and discovers his true parentage. A rising action scene is when Oliver Twist is taken in by the gang, but refuses to participate in one of their crimes of pickpoketing; this causing a bit of an uproar and Monks and the gang of theives try to hunt young Oliver down while he is being taken care for by Mr. Brownlow and his family. Another is when Nancy meets Mr. Brownlow and Mrs. Maylie at London's bridge to tell them of Monk's plans towards Oliver. I enjoyed reading this novel, and it being one of Charles Dickens' first social protests. It's idea of that people were not born with bad in them, it didn't matter where you were born in; including setting and family social rank. That anybody is capable of becoming anybody and are not immediately evil or a criminal because of where they came from. Oliver Twist's setting, plot, and all around idea was very good but it lacked realism, in my opinion. Oliver's character was unreal as well, he was very sensitive, polite, and likable; but seemed to already know what was right from wrong and he spoke almost properly, considering he was raised uneducated and with little humane respect. However, I still recommend this classical novel to others who are into the dreams coming true genre. It is an uplifting and inspirational story of the underdog being able to fulfill theirs dreams.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

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    A Refreshing Read! A welcoming relief from all of the identical, drawn out works of current times

    A grand novel, great for anyone who desires a little mental stimulation, rather than the same, over-explained novels that often occur in current day writing (I'm not saying all, but quite a few!!!). Magnificent, and certainly memorable, this novel follows the story of young Oliver Twist, an orphan in the dastardly workhouses whom dared to rise the question "May I have some more?" Throughout this novel, the reader is met with unique and memorable characters, such as the tragic Nancy, the disturbed Mr. Sikes, the humorous (and ironic) telling of Mr. Bumble, the young "Artful Dodger" (forever truthful to his name!) and the devilish, terrifying Fagin.

    Certainly a heartwarming novel, where one finds an irresistible liking towards even the most hated villains, with a story that shall last in one's memory for many years to come!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Oliver Twist still resonates

    "Oliver Twist is born in a workhouse, and orphaned almost immediately. The managers of the workhouse abuse him and declare that he will amount to nothing. Eventually, Oliver is apprenticed out and runs away from the situation once the cycle of abuse and extreme want repeat themselves.

    In his journey, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger, a seemingly nice boy who offers his assistance. Oliver is taken to a run-down house occupied by Fagin and his boys. There, Oliver is initiated into the rites of pickpocketing, theft, and petty crime. His first unwilling foray into the new profession is not a success, however, since Oliver is caught by the police and taken to court. The victim of the pickpocketing, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on him and takes him into his own home to help the boy recover from an illness. Brownlow is strangely drawn to the boy. Oliver's old friends, including the murderous Sikes and the mysterious Monks, try to find the boy and remove him from his new surroundings. Oliver tries desperately to escape from Fagin and his group. During his adventures, he finds that his past is neither so hidden nor so shameful as he has been led to believe."

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2001

    Oliver Twist tops all!

    Of all the wonderful books in the world, so far I have not read one that can top this classic! At sixteen years old I have just finished reading this masterpiece for the fifth time at least. It's an all-time-favorite. Though some people may argue that it is boring or childish, it is none of these. The characters are well developed with complex personalitys and the plot intriguing. Such a book is hard to find and ought to be appreciated!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2014

    Awh darn. ;~; *she sniffles.* I'ma go then. Go to Steak and Shak

    Awh darn. ;~; *she sniffles.* I'ma go then. Go to Steak and Shake with the idiots I call my friends. :3 'Bai. *she saunters out, humming Falling Away From Me.*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 15, 2014

    To All

    By Fang's last post on Quotev, I assume she is going to kill herself. Just putting it out there for anyone who cares. ~Annie

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Lyne

    She grinned. Jace giggled, beaming cheekily, being held up by his mother.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Thayer

    Thayer sighed, curling up in the field, 'Both Of Us' by B.O.B blasting in her ears.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 13, 2014

    Samael to Umbreo

    Something doesn't have to hurt something else to be wrong.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 3, 2014

    Reyna

    REYNA PARTY! #Reyna

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    Posted July 3, 2014

    J want to cchat

    Any body up for chat

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