Charles Dickens Oliver Twist
Oliver grows up in an orphanage, and when he dares to ask for more is cast out into a world of colourful characters in which he will have to keep his wits about him and pick a pocket or two to survive. A retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
In the dark, dangerous streets of Victorian London Oliver enters the world of people so poor and desperate that they will take any risk and know no mercy. Relentlessly pursued by the menacing criminal world, who should Oliver trust? Are his true friends strong enough to resist the determined plotting of desperate villains? In this gripping tale of kidnapping, shooting and murder, Charles Dickens shows the threats to a vulnerable boy's existence and asks the eternal question: which is more powerful, good or evil?
The story of orphaned Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves. Plunged into a dark criminal underworld of vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and kind-hearted Nancy - Oliver struggles to survive and find his real family. A rich, powerful look at London poverty from Charles Dickens.
Charles Dickens 5 Books Collection Box Set Titles in the Set Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations
Published in 2012 to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of our greatest and most important novelists, Charles Dickens. This elegant set of six of his major works is presented in an exclusive and sumptuous boxed set of lavish, clothbound editions, designed by "Penguin's" own award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.Regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era and social critic, this stunning set of novels features some of the world's best-known fictional characters.