Oliver Twist (Fully Illustrated): The beautifully reproduced early edition corrected by Charles Dickens in 1867-68, illustrated by George Cruikshank – with bonus photographs
– The 1868 edition corrected by Dickens in 1867-68.
– Includes a preface by Dickens, plus an editor’s note.
– Contains all 12 of George Cruikshank’s original illustrations.
– Also contains 16 photographs from the Her Majesty’s Theatre performance of Oliver Twist.
– Fully-searchable table of contents.
– Exquisitely formatted and presented in e-book form.
Dickens’ exceptional second novel tells the story of orphan boy Oliver Twist, who escapes the misery of the workhouse only to fall in with a gang of London crooks, led by the legendary Fagin.
The literary masterpiece uses dark humour to shine a light on the real poverty blighting London life in the 19th century, as Dickens – himself once a child labourer – explains in the rare foreword to this Apostrophe Books edition.
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A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE:
“AMONG other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.”