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  • Published: 16 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241430644
  • Imprint: Puffin Modern Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $16.99

Oliver Twist




Great British Classics - the very best of classic children's English literature

A set of 6 much-loved stories from classic English literature for children, brought together by Puffin Classics in beautiful paperback cover designs.

The classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London.

After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to drag him back . . .

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Collect them all:

9780241430620 PETER PAN
9780241430637 THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
9780241430651 ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
9780241435076 FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
9780241434529 GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

  • Published: 16 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241430644
  • Imprint: Puffin Modern Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had been taken to the debtors' prison. Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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