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Oliver Twist (Puffin Classics)by Charles Dickens
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An adaptation of Dicken's story of the orphan forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London.
Oliver Twist is an orphan who is born in a workhouse. After an unhappy apprenticeship, Oliver runs away to London where he falls in with thieves, headed by Fagin. He is rescued by Mr Brownlow but the gang kidnap him back. Oliver discovers the identity of his parents and the gang is exposed.
Until he is nine, Oliver spends his life in a workhouse orphanage where he becomes notorious for daring to ask for more food. When he runs away to London, he falls into the company of a gang of pickpockets including Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger. Oliver's future looks uncertain, until a mysterious plot against him is unraveled by the kind Mr. Brownlow.
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