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Oliver Twist (Enriched Classics)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This darkly satiric indictment of the social ills of Victorian London tells the story of a young orphan who becomes involved with a gang of criminals.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information

• A chronology of the author's life and work

• A timeline of significant events that provides the book¼s historical context

• An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations

• Detailed explanatory notes

• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader¼s experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world¼s finest books to their full potential.

Synopsis:

Orphaned Oliver lives in a cold, grim workhouse, until the day he dares to ask for more. Escaping to London, Oliver finds new friends and thinks he has a home at last. But his troubles are only just beginning.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1821-1870) used his fiction to criticize the injustices of his time, especially the brutal treatment of the poor. He is also the author of Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. He was born in Portsmouth, England.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chronology of Dickens's Life and Work

Historical Context of Oliver Twist

OLIVER TWIST

Notes

Interpretive Notes

Critical Excerpts

Questions for Discussion

Suggestions for the Interested Reader

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416534754
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Other:
Helal, Kathleen
Editor:
Johnson, Cynthia Brantley
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Enriched Classic
Series:
Enriched Classics
Publication Date:
20070626
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 11.13 oz
Age Level:
08-08

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