After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr. Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of Mr. Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to to drag him back into a life of thievery.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most recognized writers of English literature. His imagination, wit, mastery of the language and huge creative output single him out as one of the few people who genuinely deserve to be called genius. He wrote many famous books including Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Hard Times, and many more. This edition of Oliver Twist is an abridged version of the original classic.
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