Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. Illustrated

ebook: Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. Illustrated

Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. Illustrated', Charles Dickens masterfully weaves a tale of a young orphan navigating the underbelly of Victorian London, bringing to life the social injustices of the era with vivid prose and sharp irony. This special edition from DigiCat Publishing honors the novel's place as a seminal work in the canon of English literature. It is presented with meticulous care to preserve its legacy, accentuated by illustrations that enhance the reader's visual experience of the story. The novel is not only an immersive narrative but also serves as a social commentary, brimming with Dickens' characteristic wit and empathy for the plights of the impoverished classes.

Charles Dickens, a literary giant of the 19th century, was driven by a deep sense of moral purpose, undoubtedly shaped by his own experiences with poverty and labor as a child. His acute awareness of societal inequities and his compassion for the destitute are woven throughout his works, with 'Oliver Twist' being no exception. In this novel, Dickens elevates his critique of the workhouse system and exposes the harsh realities facing the vulnerable youth of his time, providing a voice to those who were seldom heard.

This edition of 'Oliver Twist' is recommended for readers who seek a profound understanding of social dynamics in historical contexts and appreciate the richness of classic literature. It beckons to both seasoned Dickens aficionados and new readers alike, promising a journey through the dark streets of London with young Oliver as a guide. Therein lies a stark reminder of the timeless battle against societal ills, making Oliver's story an indispensable part of one's literary repertoire.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870), an English writer and social critic, remains one of the most acclaimed novelists of the Victorian era, well-known for his perceptive and entertaining portrayals of the social and economic struggles of his time. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens rose from a humble and financially troubled childhood to become a prominent author with readership extending well beyond the British Isles. His work is characterized by its rich storytelling, memorable characters, and biting social commentary. 'Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress,' one of Dickens's early novels, showcases his talent for exploring the harsh realities of poverty and the dark underbelly of 19th-century London. Following the life of an orphan boy navigating the challenges of a workhouse and the dangers of the city's criminal underworld, Dickens not only drew readers in with his vivid characterizations and plot but also illuminated the injustices of child labor and the inadequacies of society's care for the poor. With its publication in serialized form in 1837–1839, 'Oliver Twist' brought Dickens considerable fame and continued to affirm his literary skill and his commitment to social reform. His profound humanistic approach endeared him to audiences, making him not just a literary giant but a champion of the downtrodden, whose legacy persists in the canon of English literature.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 404 Pages

Filesize: 3.0 MB

ISBN: 8596547325154