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Oliver Twist

A novel written by Charles Dickens A novel is about an adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys.

Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens Info

Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens Info

In June of 1837 something happened that only occurred once in Dickens's career. He missed a deadline. There was no Pickwick. There was no Oliver Twist.
However in June of 1837 there was no Pickwick. There was no Oliver Twist. Instead there was a funeral.

In 1837 Mary Hogarth was seventeen, pretty and living with her sister Catherine and Catherine’s husband, Charles Dickens. Mary was a favorite with the couple and had become like a little sister to Charles.

On the evening of May 6th Mary went with the couple to the St. James Theatre. The group returned late in the evening and Mary retired for the night. Shortly after that Dickens heard a cry from Mary’s room. She was ill. Despite her doctor’s care Mary passed away in Dickens’s arms on May 7th.

Charles was devastated. The June installments of Twist and Pickwick were not published due to “the sudden death of a very dear young relative to whom he was most affectionately attached and whose society had been for a long time the chief solace of his labours.”

The character Rose Maylie in Oliver Twist was inspired by Mary Hogarth.

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SparkNotes: Oliver Twist: Key Facts

SparkNotes: Oliver Twist: Key Facts

A list of important facts about Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, including setting, climax, protagonists, and antagonists.

full title · Oliver Twist: The Parish Boy’s Progress

author · Charles Dickens

type of work · Novel

genre · Children’s story; detective story; novel of social protest

language · English

time and place written · 1837–38, London

date of first publication · Published in serial form between February 1837 and April 1839; first book edition published in November 1838

publisher · First published serially in Bentley’s Miscellany, a periodical edited by Dickens

narrator · Anonymous narrator

point of view · The narrator is third person omniscient, and assumes the points of view of various characters in turn. The narrator’s tone is not objective; it is sympathetic to the protagonists and far less so to the novel’s other characters. When dealing with hypocritical or mocrally objectionable characters, the narrative voice is often ironic or sarcastic.

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was the well-loved and prolific British author of numerous works that are now considered classics.
British novelist Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. Over the course of his writing career, he wrote the beloved classic novels Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. On June 9, 1870, Dickens died of a stroke in Kent, England, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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Ending explained

Ending explained

How does it end??

Oliver ends up with what’s left of his inheritance, is legally adopted by Mr. Brownlow, and lives down the road from the Maylies. Everybody lives happily ever after. Except for Fagin, who is arrested and Monks, who died in prison.

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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens Info

Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens Info

In June of 1837 something happened that only occurred once in Dickens's career. He missed a deadline. There was no Pickwick. There was no Oliver Twist.

Oliver Twist was the second novel of Charles Dickens. It was initially published in monthly installments that began in February of 1837 and ended in April of 1839. The publication of Oliver Twist began before the monthly publication of The Pickwick Papers ended. The two novels overlapped for nine months. Additionally Dickens started Nicholas Nickleby (also issued in monthly installments) before Twist finished publication. Those two novels overlapped for nine months as well.

Oliver Twist – Dickens’s Life At The Time

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Oliver Twist "Please, Sir, I Want Some More" - eNotes.com

Oliver Twist "Please, Sir, I Want Some More" - eNotes.com

Significant quotes in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist with explanations

Oliver Twist and his companions receives three bowls of gruel every single day after the hard work. Days after days, they became hungry living-skeleton so one day they set up a bet. Whoever draw a longest straw must go and ask for more gruel.
Sadly, Oliver picked the longest one so he gathered all his strength and bravery towards Mr.Bubble.
"Please sir, I want more"

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SparkNotes: Oliver Twist: Plot Overview

SparkNotes: Oliver Twist: Plot Overview

A short summary of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Oliver Twist.

Oliver Twist is born in a workhouse in 1830s England. His mother, whose name reminds unknown, was found on the street and dies after giving birth to Oliver. He spends the first nine months of his life in the badly run home for young orphans and then is transferred to a workhouse for adults.

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Oliver Twist (2005)

Oliver Twist (2005)

Directed by Roman Polanski. With Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift, Ian McNeice. An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From th

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