Item description for Oliver Twist (Classic Fiction) by Charles Dickens & Anton Lesser...
The eighth novel in Naxos AudioBooks' series of the great works of Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist is Dickens' second novel. Coming shortly after 'The Pickwick Papers', it is a thrilling study of childhood innocence thrust into the darkly comic world of Fagin, his apprentice the Artful Dodger and their gang of child thieves. Who will help the orphaned Oliver to escape from their clutches and discover his true history? The original story is even more powerful than the musical that popularised it.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, Box set
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 5.75" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626342595 ISBN13 9789626342596
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More About Charles Dickens & Anton Lesser
Charles Dickens (1812 70) had a happy childhood until age twelve when, due to his father s confinement in debtors prison, he was forced to leave school to work in a factory. He taught himself shorthand and worked as a parliamentary reporter until his writing career took off with the publication of Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837). As a novelist and magazine editor, Dickens had a long run of serialized success, including Oliver Twist (1838), David Copperfield (1850), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations (1861). In later years, ill health slowed him down, but he continued his popular dramatic readings from his fiction to an adoring public, which included Queen Victoria. At his death, The Mystery of Edwin Drood remained unfinished. Frederick Busch (1941 2006) was the author of eighteen works of fiction, including Closing Arguments, Girls, and The Mutual Friend, a novel about Charles Dickens. The winner of numerous awards, he was the Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University. Jane Smiley is an American novelist. In addition to her many novels (including Ten Days in the Hills, Horse Heaven, and A Thousand Acres), she wrote a short biography of Charles Dickens for the Penguin Lives series (2001)."
Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.
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Does the job! Mar 9, 2006
Bought this to help my teenage son who is studying the text at school. He found it very good and it certainly did its job of getting him through the text and of conveying the meaning, which can sometimes be a bit obscure to the modern kid.