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 was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and -slave- factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work. David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of Department at University College London. Charlotte Mitchell is Lecturer in English at University College London.
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.