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By Charles Dickens

Penguin Classics e-books provide the very best versions of Charles Dickens's novels, together with the entire unique illustrations, important and informative introductions, the definitive, exact textual content because it was once intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's existence and notes that fill within the heritage to the publication. This Penguin Classics version of Oliver Twist additionally incorporates a word list of Victorian thieves' slang and a map of latest London.

The tale of the orphan Oliver, who runs clear of the workhouse purely to be taken in by means of a den of thieves, surprised readers while it used to be first released. Dickens's story of formative years innocence beset via evil depicts the darkish felony underworld of a London peopled through brilliant and noteworthy characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the crafty Dodger, the menacing invoice Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining components of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and well known melodrama, Dickens created a wholly new form of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a merciless society, and pervaded by way of an unforgettable experience of danger and secret.

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For instance, that man who is eagerly building himself a house and urging on the workmen–– what would he do if he knew that as soon as it is finished and has the roof on, he will be on his way, leaving his heir to enjoy it, and not even, poor wretch, having a meal in it? And what about that one rejoicing because his wife has borne him a son, and entertaining his friends on the occasion, and giving the boy his own father’s name––if he knew that the boy would die at  years old, do you think he would rejoice at his birth?

Tell me, Croesus, do you really believe that Apollo needs  these ingots? . Of course: he has no offering at Delphi to compare with them. . So you think you’ll make the god happy if he has gold ingots on top of his other offerings? . Why not? . You’re saying that heaven is extremely hard up, Croesus, if they have to send to Lydia for gold when they want it. . Where else is there such a supply of gold as with us? . Tell me, is iron found in Lydia? . Not much of it.

What a joke! But who would now dare to look them in the eye, so scornful are they of everyone else? Who would believe that shortly one will be a prisoner and the other have his head in a wineskin of  blood? But who is that, Hermes, with a purple cloak fastened about him and wearing a crown? * . A good parody, Charon. You’re looking at Polycrates,* tyrant of Samos, who thinks himself entirely fortunate. But even he will be betrayed to the satrap Oroetes by Maeandrius, the servant standing beside him.

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