Oliver Twist + The Old Curiosity Shop: 2 Unabridged Classics, Illustrated

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Oliver Twist + The Old Curiosity Shop (2 Unabridged Classics, Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published by in 1838. The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Naïvely unaware of their unlawful activities, Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin. The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1841. The plot follows the plight of a homeless thirteen year-old girl, Nell Trent, and her aged Grandfather, as they wander the countryside of England, keeping one step ahead of their horrible dwarf nemesis, Daniel Quilp. Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

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Charles Dickens (1812–1870), an English writer and social critic, remains one of the most acclaimed novelists of the Victorian era. His literary genius has captivated readers for over a century with vivid characters, incisive social commentary, and his signature serialized storytelling. Dickens's early exposure to the harshness of industrial London and the experience of working in a blacking factory as a child deeply influenced his work, particularly in its focus on social reform and the plight of the poor. Dickens's oeuvre is vast and includes classics such as 'Oliver Twist' and 'The Old Curiosity Shop'. 'Oliver Twist', a tale of a young orphan navigating a criminal underworld, was groundbreaking in its portrayal of the underclass and unflinching look at the brutality of the workhouse system. 'The Old Curiosity Shop', another tour de force, tells the story of the virtuous Nell Trent and her grandfather, as they navigate a world of often grotesque and morally suspect characters. Dickens was adept at blending humor with serious critique, and his works were characterized by their moralistic narratives, intricate plots, and a cast of brightly imagined, enduring characters. His books were not only artistic triumphs but also helped to sway public opinion and law about the England's social issues. Dickens's literary style has had a profound influence on the subsequent generations of writers and continues to be celebrated and studied for its richness, vitality, and an indelible contribution to English literature.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 1083 Pages

Filesize: 3.2 MB

ISBN: 8596547725275