Oliver Twist [NOOK Book]

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Oliver Twist is born into a life of poverty and misfortune in a workhouse in an unnamed town. Orphaned almost from his first breath by his mother’s death in childbirth and his father’s unexplained absence, Oliver is meagerly provided for under the terms of the Poor Law, and spends the first nine years of his life at a baby farm in the 'care' of a woman named Mrs. Mann. Oliver is brought up with little food and few comforts. Around the time of Oliver's ninth birthday, Mr. Bumble, a parish beadle, removes Oliver ...
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Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist is born into a life of poverty and misfortune in a workhouse in an unnamed town. Orphaned almost from his first breath by his mother’s death in childbirth and his father’s unexplained absence, Oliver is meagerly provided for under the terms of the Poor Law, and spends the first nine years of his life at a baby farm in the 'care' of a woman named Mrs. Mann. Oliver is brought up with little food and few comforts. Around the time of Oliver's ninth birthday, Mr. Bumble, a parish beadle, removes Oliver from the baby farm and puts him to work picking oakum at the main workhouse.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015345070
  • Publisher: Smashbooks
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 650
  • Sales rank: 37,334
  • File size: 2 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!

    11 out of 12 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!

    5 out of 14 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.

    4 out of 5 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

    3 out of 8 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.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    12yearoldbooklover

    Oliver goes from tragedy to triumph in this heartwarming book

    3 out of 3 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 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Dry, barely any excitement.

    Charles Dickens was paid by the word, and I know that as a fact. He takes multiple paragraphs simply to describe why he wouldn't use a certain word to describe something.
    Very boring, very dry, and especially when time-restricted.
    Plus, at the end is a couple VERY violent deaths. The story line is depressing and with lots of blank space filled in with useless descriptions.
    Sure, it's a classic, but it is as dry as dust.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Lil                                                     Sees rav

    Lil                                                     Sees raven. looks at raven. tackles raven. laughs. :D

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    To Valentine

    YOU OLD HAG

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Kurai

    Erm...Long black hair, olive skin (not really dark, not really light...y'know.) deep brown eyes...Kinda willowy. *Shrugs.* Nu'n special. Yourself?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Hi

    AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Read what im writing

    Oliver twist is one of charles dickens greatest books. I am d in middle school and my school drama class is putting on the play. I play olive altho iv never seen the movie or read the book. So i did and i loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    A true classic

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    This is really a four and a half star review

    A classic for years, Oliver Twist has been made into films and stories for almost as long as the work has been around.

    It's charming hero is of such a tender age that even the hardest heart can identify with his struggles to build a life for himself after being left without parents or guardians.

    Born in a workhouse in England in the 1830's. Oliver's mother dies during his birth and he is raised in a neglectful orphanage, under deplorable conditions. He becomes a member of the labor force at 9 and when he tries to get more food for all the orphans at the workhouse, he is forced into servitude by the facilities master for his disrespect, thus the infamous line;

    "Please sir, I want some more."

    After a fight with his new master, he runs way to London and meets Jack Dawkins. Oliver is then tricked into joining Jack's pickpocket gang and soon must escape charges. Barely escaping prison, he is taken in by the man he tried to rob but is recaptured shortly there after by the gang of thieves. He is unaware that the man leading the gang is really his relative out to see that he can never inherit the family fortune.

    Oliver is them shot by a servant of the house he is trying to steal from and wakes to find he is being nursed back to health by the same family. He settles into the home and starts to make progress on changing his life but the gang is determined to get him back and during a desperate attempt to recapture Oliver, the orphan finds out who he really is.

    Oliver is able to reclaim the fortune that was stolen from him when his brother allowed him to be placed in the orphanage. His brother, a murderer, is hung for his violent crimes and Oliver returns to the new life he has made. Assuming there is one, he lives happily ever after. This is a four and a half star review, only lacking the tiniest bit, for not every reader being able to translate the often confusing terms and names for things that were commonly known then, but have fallen aside in this day and age.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    i love it

    Great book!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    poor olive

    awesome book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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