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Oliver Twist, or, The parish boy's progress

Author: Charles Dickens; Philip Horne
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, ©2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of a poor orphan's adventures in the criminal underworld of mid-nineteenth-century London.
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Novela
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Philip Horne
ISBN: 0141439742 9780141439747 9780307947185 0307947181
OCLC Number: 52335046
Description: liii, 553 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Treats of the place where Oliver Twist was born, and of the circumstances attending his birth --
Chapter 2. Treats of Oliver Twist's growth, education, and board --
Chapter 3. Relates how Oliver Twist was very near getting a place, which would not have been a sinecure --
Chapter 4. Oliver, being offered another place, makes his first entry into public life --
Chapter 5. Oliver mingles with new associates. Going to a funeral for the first time, he forms an unfavourable notion of his master's business --
Chapter 6. Oliver, being goaded by the taunts of Noah, rouses into action, and rather astonishes him --
Chapter 7. Oliver continues refractory --
Chapter 8. Oliver walks to London. He encounters on the road a strange sort of young gentleman --
Chapter 9. Containing further particulars concerning the pleasant old gentleman, and his hopeful pupils --
Chapter 10. Oliver becomes better acquainted with the characters of his new associates; and purchases experience at a high price. Being a short, but very important chapter, in this history --
Chapter 11. Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and furnishes a slight specimen of his mode of administering justice --
Chapter 12. In which Oliver is taken better care of, than he ever was before. With some particulars concerning a certain picture --
Chapter 13. Reverts to the merry old gentleman and his youthful friends, through whom a new acquaintance is introduced to the intelligent reader, and connected with whom various pleasant matters are related appertaining to this history --
Chapter 14. Comprising further particulars of Oliver's stay at Mr. Brownlow's, with the remarkable prediction which one Mr. Grimwig uttered concerning him, when he went out on an errand --
Chapter 15. Shewing how very fond of Oliver Twist, the merry old Jew and Miss Nancy were --
Chapter 16. Relates what became of Oliver Twist, after he had been claimed by Nancy --
Chapter 17. Oliver's destiny continuing unpropitious, brings a great man to London to injure his reputation --
Chapter 18. How Oliver passed his time in the improving society of his reputable friends --
Chapter 19. In which a notable plan is discussed and determined on --
Chapter 20. Wherein Oliver is delivered over to Mr. William Sikes --
Chapter 21. The Expedition --
Chapter 22. The Burglary --
Chapter 23. Which contains the substance of a pleasant conversation between Mr. Bumble and a lady; and shows that even a beadle may be susceptible on some points --
Chapter 24. Treats of a very poor subject. But is a short one, and may be found of importance in this history --
Chapter 25. Wherein this history reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company --
Chapter 26. In which a mysterious character appears upon the scene; and many things, inseparable from this history, are done and performed --
Chapter 27. Atones for the unpoliteness of a former chapter; which deserted a lady, most unceremoniously --
Chapter 28. Looks after Oliver, and proceeds with his adventures --
Chapter 29. Has an introductory account of the inmates of the house, to which Oliver resorted, and relates what they thought of him --
Chapter 30. Involves a critical position --
Chapter 31. Of the happy life Oliver began to lead with his kind friends --
Chapter 32. Wherein the happiness of Oliver and his friends experiences a sudden check --
Chapter 33. Contains some introductory particulars relative to a young gentleman who now arrives upon the scene, and a new adventure which happened to Oliver --
Chapter 34. Containing the unsatisfactory result of Oliver's adventure, and a conversation of some importance between Harry Maylie and Rose --
Chapter 35. Is a very short one, and may appear of no great importance in its place, but it should be read notwithstanding, as a sequel to the last, and a key to one that will follow when its time arrives --
Chapter 36. In which the reader, if he or she resort to the fifth chapter of this second book, will perceive a contrast not uncommon in matrimonial cases --
Chapter 37. Containing an account of what passed between Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, and Monks at their nocturnal interview --
Chapter 38. Introduces some respectable characters with whom the reader is already acquainted, and shows how Monks and the Jew laid their worthy heads together --
Chapter 39. A strange interview, which is a sequel to the last chapter --
Chapter 40. Containing fresh discoveries, and showing that surprises, like misfortunes, seldom come alone --
Chapter 41. An old acquaintance of Oliver's, exhibiting decided marks of genius, becomes a public character in the metropolis --
Chapter 42. Wherein is shown how the Artful Dodger got into trouble --
Chapter 43. The time arrives for Nancy to redeem her pledge to Rose Maylie. She fails. Noah Claypole is employed by Fagin on a secret mission --
Chapter 44. The Appointment kept --
Chapter 45. Fatal Consequences --
Chapter 46. The Flight of Sikes --
Chapter 47. Monks and Mr. Brownlow at length meet. Their conversation, and the intelligence that interrupts it --
Chapter 48. The Pursuit and Escape --
Chapter 49. Affording an explanation of more mysteries than one, and comprehending a proposal of marriage with no word of settlement or pin-money --
Chapter 50. The Jew's last night alive --
Chapter 51. And Last.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
Parish boy's progress
Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Philip Horne.
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