Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
Children's Books
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. One of Dickens’s most popular novels, Oliver Twist is the story of a young orphan who dares to say, "Please, sir, I want some more." After escaping from the dark and dismal workhouse where he was born, Oliver finds himself on the mean streets of Victorian-era London and is unwittingly recruited into a scabrous gang of scheming urchins. In this band of petty thieves Oliver encounters the extraordinary and vibrant characters who have captured readers’ imaginations for more than 150 years: the loathsome Fagin, the beautiful and tragic Nancy, the crafty Artful Dodger, and perhaps one of the greatest villains of all time—the terrifying Bill Sikes. Rife with Dickens’s disturbing descriptions of street life, the novel is buoyed by the purity of the orphan Oliver. Though he is treated with cruelty and surrounded by coarseness for most of his life, his pious innocence leads him at last to salvation—and the shocking discovery of his true identity. Features illustrations by George Cruikshank. Jill Muller was born in England and educated at Mercy College and Columbia University, and currently teaches at Mercy College and Columbia University. She is working on a book on the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, to be published by Routledge.

Chapter I
Treats Of The Place Where Oliver Twist Was Born And Of The Circumstances Attending His Birth
Chapter II
Treats Of Oliver Twist’s Growth, Education, And Board
Chapter III
Relates How Oliver Twist Was Very Near Getting A Place Which Would Not Have Been a Sinecure
Chapter IV
Oliver, Being Offered Another Place, Makes His First Entry Into Public Life
Chapter V
Oliver Mingles With New Associates. Going To A Funeral For The First Time, He Forms An Unfavourable Notion Of His Master’s Business
Chapter VI
Oliver, Being Goaded By The Taunts of Noah, Rouses Into Action, And Rather Astonishes Him
Chapter VII
Oliver Continues Refractory
Chapter VIII
Oliver Walks To London. He Encounters On The Road A Strange Sort Of Young Gentleman
Chapter IX
Containing Further Particulars Concerning The Pleasant Old Gentleman, And His Hopeful Pupils
Chapter X
Oliver Becomes Better Acquainted With The Characters Of His New Associates; And Purchases Experience At A High Price. Being A Short, But Very Important Chapter, In This History
Chapter XI
Treats of Mr. Fang The Police Magistrate; And Furnishes A Slight Specimen Of His Mode of Adminstering Justice
Chapter XII
In Which Oliver Is Taken Better Care Of Than He Ever Was Before. And In Which The Narrative Reverts To The Merry Old Gentleman And His Youthful Friends
Chapter XIII
Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced To The Intelligent Reader, Connected With Whom Various Pleasant Matters Are Related, Appertaining To This History
Chapter XIV
Compromising Further Particulars Of Oliver’s Stay At Mr. Brownlow’s With The Remarkable Prediction Which One Mr. Grimwig Uttered Concerning Him, When He Went Out On An Errand
Chapter XV
Showing How Very Fond of Oliver Twist, The Merry Old Jew And Miss Nancy Were
Chapter XVI
Relates What Became Of Oliver Twist, After He Had Been Claimed By Nancy
Chapter XVII
Oliver’s Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings A Great Man To London To Injure His Reputation
Chapter XVIII
How Oliver Passed His Time In The Improving Society Of His Reputable Friends
Chapter XIX
In Which A Notable Plan Is Discusses And Determined On
Chapter XX
Wherein Oliver Is Delivered Over To Mr. William Sikes
Chapter XXI
The Expedition
Chapter XXII
The Burglary
Chapter XXIII
Which Contains The Substance Of A Pleasant Conversation Between Mr. Bumble And A Lady; And Shows That Even A Beadle May Be Susceptible On Some Points
Chapter XXIV
Treats On A Very Poor Subject, But Is A Short One, And May Be Found Of Importance In This History
Chapter XXV
Wherein This History Reverts to Mr. Fagin And Company
Chapter XXVI
In Which A Mysterious Character Appears Upon The Scene; And Many Things, Inseperable From This History, Are Done And Performed
Chapter XXVII
Atones For The Unpoliteness Of A Former Chapter, Which Deserted A Lady, Most Unceremoniously
Chapter XXVIII
Looks After Oliver, And Proceeds With His Adventures
Chapter XXIX
Has An Introductory Account Of The Inmates Of The House, To Which Oliver Resorted
Chapter XXX
Relates What Oliver’s New Visitors Thought Of Him
Chapter XXXI
Involves A Critical Position
Chapter XXXII
Of The Happy Life Oliver Began To Lead With His Kind Friends
Chapter XXXIII
Wherein The Happiness Of Oliver And His Friends, Experiences A Sudden Check
Chapter XXXIV
Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative To A Young Gentleman Who Now Arrives Upon The Scene; And A New Adventure Which Happened To Oliver
Chapter XXXV
Chapter XXXVI
Is A Very Short One, And May Appear Of No Great Importance In Its Place, But It Should Be Read Notwithstanding, As A Sequel To The Last, And A Key To One That Will Follow When Its Time Arrives
Chapter XXXVII
In Which The Reader May Perceive A Contrast, Not Uncommon In Matrimonial Cases
Containing An Account Of What Passed Between MR. And Mrs. Bumble, And Mr. Monks, At Their Nocturnal Interview
Chapter XXXIX
Introduces Some Respectable Characters With Whom The Reader Is Already Acquainted, And Shows How Monks And The Jew Laid Their Worthy Heads Together
Chapter XL
A Strange Interview, Which Is A Sequel To The Last Chamber
Chapter XLI
Containing Fresh Discoveries, And Showing That Suprises, Like Misfortunes, Seldom Come Alone
Chapter XLII
An Old Acquaintance Of Oliver’s, Exhibiting Decided Marks Of Genius, Becomes A Public Character In The Metropolis
Chapter XLIII
Wherein Is Shown How The Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble
Chapter XLIV
The Time Arrives For Nancy To Redeem Her Pledge To Rose Maylie. She Fails
Chapter XLV
Noah Claypole Is Employed By Fagin On A Secret Mission
Chapter XLVI
The Appointment Kept
Chapter XLVII
Fatal Consequences
Chapter XLVIII
The Flight Of Sikes
Chapter XLIX
Monks And Mr. Brownlow At Length Meet. Their Conversation, And The Intelligence That Interrupts It
Chapter L
The Pursuit And Escape
Chapter LI
Affording An Explanation Of More Mysterious Than One, And Comprehending A Proposal Of Marriage With No Word Of Settlement Or Pin-Money
Chapter LII
Fagin’s Last Night Alive
Chapter LIII
And Last
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