Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2021-01-25
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
From 66 Ratings


Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy’s Progress, published serially under the pseudonym “Boz” from 1837 to 1839 in Bentley’s Miscellany and in a three-volume book in 1838. The novel was the first of the author’s works to realistically depict the impoverished London underworld and to illustrate his belief that poverty leads to crime.

The story centres on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the "Artful Dodger", a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin.


  • Oliver Twist

    By dickenslover
    A beautiful book, with the best characters! A must-read, if you like captivating books that absorb your whole attention.
  • Bad

    By omg lags ikr
    The book is boring and dry; wouldn’t recommend
  • I have not the words to express my feelings.

    By Fotojay17
    My favorite Dickens novel. He was a master with words. I appreciate every word he ever wrote. I had seen many interpretations of this novel but reading the original was the most satisfying.
  • Oliver Twist

    By Tegereg
    As an English major I’m a bit astonished that I’ve just now read this book. It’s deservedly a classic! It’s funny, tragic, and insightful!