Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

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Overview

Oliver nace y crece en un orfanato parroquial. Con nueve años es enviado a trabajar en una funeraria. Huye y cae en un grupo de ladronzuelos callejeros dirigidos por Fagin, un judío usurero, y unidos a un delincuente violento de nombre Sikes.

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ISBN-13: 9788826042930
Publisher: Charles Dickens
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,382
File size: 890 KB

About the Author

An international celebrity during his lifetime, Charles Dickens (1812­–1870) is widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His classic works include A Christmas CarolOliver TwistDavid CopperfieldGreat Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities, one of the bestselling novels of all time. When Dickens was twelve years old, his father was sent to debtors’ prison, and the boy was forced to work in a boot-blacking factory to support his family. The experience greatly shaped both his fiction and his tireless advocacy for children’s rights and social reform.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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Table of Contents

Introdução, por Ricardo Lísias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 OLIVER TWIST 25 1 Do lugar em que Oliver Twist nasceu e das circunstâncias que ocorreram nessa ocasião . . . . . . . 27 2 Como Oliver Twist cresceu e foi educado . . . . . . . 31 3 De como Oliver Twist escapou de um emprego que não era sinecura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 4 Oliver acha um emprego e faz a sua entrada no mundo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 5 Oliver trava novos conhecimentos; assiste a um enterro e fica com uma má ideia do ofício . . . . . . 58 6 Luta e vitória . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 7 Oliver prossegue em sua rebelião . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 8 Oliver vai a Londres e encontra em caminho um rapaz misterioso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 9 Novos pormenores acerca do amável ancião e seus discípulos, rapazes das mais altas esperanças 92 10 Oliver estreita as suas relações com os novos amigos e adquire experiência à sua custa. A pequenez deste capítulo não impede que seja um dos mais importantes da história do nosso herói. . . . . . . . . .100 11 Trata-se de um Sr. Fang, comissário de polícia, e dá-se uma amostra de sua maneira de julgar. . . .106 12 Oliver é tratado como nunca; novas informações a respeito do amável ancião e seus discípulos . . .115 13 Apresentação de alguns personagens novos que não são estranhos a certos particulares interessantes desta história . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 14 Profecia de um certo Sr. Grimwig a respeito de Oliver na ocasião em que ele foi dar um recado .134 15 Vê-se o amor que o jocoso judeu e Miss Nancy tinham a Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 16 O que foi feito de Oliver depois de ser levado por Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 17 A má estrela de Oliver traz a Londres um grande personagem expressamente para lhe marear a reputação . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 18 Como Oliver passava o tempo na sociedade de seus respeitáveis amigos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 19 Adoção de um plano de campanha . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 20 Oliver é entregue ao Sr. Guilherme Sikes . . . . . . . 192 21 A expedição. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 22 Arrombar para roubar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 23 De como um bedel pode ter bom sentimentos. Curiosa conversa do Sr. Bumble e uma senhora. 218 24 Pormenores dolorosos, mas curtos, cujo conhecimento é necessário para a inteligência desta história . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227 25 Encontramos outra vez Fagin e a sua troça. . . . . .234 26 Entra em cena um personagem misterioso. Importantes pormenores estreitamente ligados com esta história. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 27 Para reparar uma descortesia de outro capítulo em que se abandonou sem mais cerimônia uma senhora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 28 Prosseguem as aventuras de Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 29 Em que se apresentam os habitantes da casa que recolhera Oliver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276

Reading Group Guide

1. Oliver Twist has been called a social satire, a melodrama, a cheaply sentimental novel, and a masterpiece. How would you categorize the novel and why?

2. Some critics have observed that Oliver Twist is merely a passive pawn in the deadly match between good and evil. It is further stipulated that the “good” characters, such as Mr. Brownlow and the Maylies, pale in comparison to the villains Fagan and Bill Sikes. Do you agree? Which characters are the most vivid and why?

3. According to the novelist George Gissing, “Oliver Twist had a twofold moral purpose: to exhibit the evil working of the Poor Law Act, and to give a faithful picture of the life of thieves in London.” How effective is Dickens in capturing these two worlds and what is the relationship between them? How does the author use social satire to advocate social reform?

4. In The Author’s Preface to the Third Edition Dickens staunchly defends his decision to depict low-life characters in a realistic manner. Drawing on the author’s arguments, what can you glean about Victorian sensibilities at the time Oliver Twist was published?

5. In 1863, a reader chided Dickens for his anti-Semitic portrayal of Fagin. Dickens responded, “If there be any general feeling on the part of the intelligent Jewish people, that I have done them what you describe as ‘a great wrong,’ they are a far less sensible people than I have always supposed them to be . . . Fagin, in Oliver Twist, is a Jew, because it unfortunately was true of the time to which that story refers, that that class of criminal almost invariably was a Jew.” Should novelists be held accountable for invoking negative stereotypes? Can you think of additional examples of stereotypes in classic literature? Discuss.



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Guest More than 1 year ago
Charles Dickens uses the novel Oliver Twist similarly to his many other novels to portray the life of the poor through the struggle of the main character. Oliver Twist is a bast@rd child who is forced into an orphanage (workhouse) for the poor. He eventually runs off and gets tangled up with a group of other poor children who steal for their leader in crime Fagin. While there, he learns the tricks of the trade and also discovers that it is not the life for him and struggles to get out. Charles Dickens does an excellent job of ridiculing the upper and middle class for their treatment of the poor, while delivering an excellent story about the adventures of Oliver Twist.
readingissexy23 More than 1 year ago
After years of people telling me how great this book was I decided to read it to see what all the fuss was about. It turned out that it lived up to my expectations. This book is well written and a classic story about an orphan and his surrounding characters. There is drama, fear, compasion, and so many more emotions Dickens put into this novel. It's a good read; you won't be disapointed!
bamagv More than 1 year ago
Getting your child to read one of those classic novels can certainly be a challenge. Thanks to Jonathan Keeble and Roy McMillian this task has been revolutionized. The classic story "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens has been retold for younger listeners on audiobook. Created with children ages 8-13 in mind, this audiobook features the original text found in Dicken's classic but the words are simplified and clarified at certain points throughout the story to ensure that the child understands them and can easily follow along with the storyline. This audiobook re-telling of the classic Oliver Twist will keep children's attention and have them engaged in the story through its unique and captivating audio.
BookReader75 More than 1 year ago
You can still read the rest of my review, but to draw this down to the bottom line.......... A amazing book by Dickens! Now, to start with some things some might consider "bad" but which did not bother me is this. Note, Dickens is very descriptive. So he explains and describes places, and people, for quite a bit. You will notice this as SOON as you start reading. But once into the middle of the book, will get used to it and actually start to like his styel of writing some chapters of the book you might have to read over as some chapters (I say some which is the two chapters at the end of the book for those two chapters contain alot of information with LOTS of plot twist) Now, that I have named some think "some" may not like. Let me get on to the GREAT things. This book has AMAZING characters, I did not expect less of Charles Dickens. The characters were amazing, and the plot is a VERY good one, as we see Oliver start from a poor abused orphan, than go to London to seek his fortune, he then meets a gang of thieves commanded by an old tricky, evil deceptive, man. Oliver tries to choose between the life of crime or a home. At that point new things just keep piling on and on and on, with the plot, until all the things just explode, with an epic plot twist at the end! So with good characters a great storyline, and unforgettable moments what more could you want from this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book, probably, about ten times, and I still enjoy the Victorian setting, classic characters, and the message of hope and redemption in the world of crime and greed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is a pretty much unabriged story compared to all the other Oliver Twist books I've read. A great book. Makes sense and does not have the word sense of Charles Dickens. I recommend this book for readers ages 9-23. As soon as you pick up this book you will not want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a good book and im jewish and oliver is also so its interesting. If you read this review and you like it, please hit the like button
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They left out Charlotte, Toby, and included pretty much none if the original lines (Do you know who you are? Or what you are?) and changed the plot a little bit. When Nancy went to see Rose, I can tell you that Oliver was NOT there at ALL in the original. Oliver was also never trying to be James Bond to save Nancy. Bill Sikes was never trying to be batman when jumping from roof to roof. Edward Leeford moved to America. Changed a lot. Oliver never met both Bill AND Nancy untill later in the book when they kidnapoed him. And, uh-hum, excuse me, but where was Bet?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book yet! One day I got really really bored so just decided to pick up this book and I read through the first 5 chapters and I was like OMGosh this book should be in the book of world records! I NEVER stopped reading unless I had to.
pwee More than 1 year ago
A grand novel, great for anyone who desires a little mental stimulation, rather than the same, over-explained novels that often occur in current day writing (I'm not saying all, but quite a few!!!). Magnificent, and certainly memorable, this novel follows the story of young Oliver Twist, an orphan in the dastardly workhouses whom dared to rise the question "May I have some more?" Throughout this novel, the reader is met with unique and memorable characters, such as the tragic Nancy, the disturbed Mr. Sikes, the humorous (and ironic) telling of Mr. Bumble, the young "Artful Dodger" (forever truthful to his name!) and the devilish, terrifying Fagin. Certainly a heartwarming novel, where one finds an irresistible liking towards even the most hated villains, with a story that shall last in one's memory for many years to come!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the wonderful books in the world, so far I have not read one that can top this classic! At sixteen years old I have just finished reading this masterpiece for the fifth time at least. It's an all-time-favorite. Though some people may argue that it is boring or childish, it is none of these. The characters are well developed with complex personalitys and the plot intriguing. Such a book is hard to find and ought to be appreciated!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awh darn. ;~; *she sniffles.* I'ma go then. Go to Steak and Shake with the idiots I call my friends. :3 'Bai. *she saunters out, humming Falling Away From Me.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any body up for chat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She giggled more, licking happily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does somone named Salem RP here?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Reyna, darling, I must leave. It's been a pleasure," she says as she falls asleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack pulled his knees to his chest, gazing blankly at nothing standing before him. He had pocketed his wedding band, and sighed. Freddie played with a toy car at his side, kicking his legs happily. Jack watched his son without expression, and stood, 'if anyone sees Serena..Tell her I say I'm sorry..and that I love her.' He turned, giving Freddie's head a pat and a kiss on the forehead before vanishing. Freddie paused, blinking at his father. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She hugged back quietly. 'Today. But I have to be careful about rp'ing.' She sighed into his shoulder. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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