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Oliver Twist

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In a specially adapted edition for young readers by Marian Leighton.

After a miserable childhood spent in public workhouses, the lonely, starving, and miserable orphan boy, Oliver Twist, runs away when he is barely twelve. Reaching London, Oliver is taken in by a gang of thieves and housebreakers led by the evil genius and master criminal, Fagin. Eventually befriended by a
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Paperback, Illustrated Classic Editions, 240 pages
Published 1979 by Moby Books/Playmore, Inc./I. Waldman & Sons, Inc.
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Rashel
Feb 17, 2012 Rashel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who like heart warming stories
This book was just lying around in one of our shelves since I was a child. I didn't give notice to it since I was still very young to appreciate a novel. I would only glance at the illustrations; but even so, I still didn't understand the story by just looking at it's illustrations. I really wanted to know the story, but every time I held the book in my hands I just couldn't get myself to read it.

Then the time came that I finally learned to enjoy reading novels. I saw this book once more then I
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Michelle Adeoshun
Oliver Twist was a very interesting book. It had many things that interested me like action,sadness,and comedy. It a book for someone who like to change their emotion during a book and not just stick to one genre. This book was nice and calm. It was about a young boy whose mother died while giving birth to him. He lived in a workshop with many mean owners. He got beatings most of the time, had no clothes, and was fed skim soup of only 1/4 of the bowl. He was badly treated for asking for more foo ...more
Kianna C
Oliver's Wild Adventure

" The mother was so young and pretty! Who was she?" asked the doctor.

" I dont know," replied the nurse."Someone found her lying on the street last night and brought her inside. She must have walked a long way because her shoes are all worn out But no one knows were she came from."(Charles Dickens p 9)

The book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is a spectacular book because of the mystery. There is always a problem. Also the conflicts are always interesting. One of the prob
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Redfox5
I remember when I got this book in my stocking at Christmas, along with other illustrated classics, that I wasn't very impressed with them at the time. However I did read a few of them. I remember reading this using the light from the floodlights that lit up the football pitch behind my house, I should have been in bed asleep. Another trick of mine for reading after lights out was pretending I needed the toilet and taking my book in there and sitting on the floor to have a good read without my p ...more
Daniil W
May 23, 2016 Daniil W rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oliver Twist is a very hard to put down book written by Charles Dickens. It starts when a boy is born in a work house. His mother brought him there and died shortly after. In this work house they treat the children poorly. The cook gives them so little food. Then one day Oliver asks him for more food. the cook declines and Oliver is sent to work at a coffin makers shop. In less detail I am describing this treatment. The coffin makers son was horribly mean to Oliver. His father also is. Then one ...more
Lauren Risner
Dec 04, 2013 Lauren Risner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of my favorite books growing up. It is about a boy, Oliver, who is an orphan. He was mistreated in a public workhouse so he ran away to London. While he was in London, he fell into the hands of a gang of pick-pocketers. When he befriended a man who was a victim of the gang, Oliver discovered his true identity. This would be a good book to read in the classroom because it introduces morals at a young age.
Mary Taitt
Jun 12, 2009 Mary Taitt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will not tell the story or give a regular review, since this book and movies made from it are so familiar, I will only say this:

I finished Oliver Twist today and liked it very much. I really enjoyed it and was quite sucked in.

However, I did not like the black and white view of people where good people were essentially perfect and bad people were all bad. And I did not like what happened to the dog. (Or Nancy, but I guess that was essential to the story--the other was not!)
Sarah
Nov 02, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I happened to find this book on my shelves so I decided to read it. Finally. It's a wonderful book, masterfully retold in language children can easily understand. It was a great introduction to Oliver Twist.
Angel
Nov 11, 2010 Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lydia: The story was really good, but was not very well written because it was too simplified. I like the Classic Starts version better.
Mom: I agree, the Classic Starts series is better than Great Illustrated Classics.
Rafa
Aug 23, 2013 Rafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is my absolute most favorite book ever ever ever! :) i cried, laugh and got angry while reading this book :) if you haven't read it, i suggest you don, NOW! :)
Rafa xx
Maythin Kyi
Jun 05, 2015 Maythin Kyi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It describes the life of the children in the Victorian times. How he get out from the orphanage and how he got lucky.
Netta
Jul 04, 2014 Netta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I miss the incredibly descriptive language of the actual Dickens story, this version was lovely to read.
Falak Somani
Sep 06, 2014 Falak Somani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
amazing book
Mlequire
Oct 23, 2013 Mlequire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very good I have read it 4 or 5 times and it will catch you interest right when you first start reading it
Cookielover
It was a good story, but the sadness was an issue for me for there was not as much hope as I would have liked.
Kevin S.
Sep 25, 2014 Kevin S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
interesting and fun
Ane
Apr 13, 2008 Ane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am falling in love with Charles Dickens!! He's an amazing author. Wow! I really enjoy reading his books!
Chloe Sp
This book was adventurous and exciting.
I thought it was well written and the author did a very good job.
Ron
May 15, 2009 Ron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Read this to my son as part of history class.
Ms.Kim
Feb 28, 2017 Ms.Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great abridged version (with lots of pictures).
Emma
Feb 19, 2017 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
necks are broken and die.
Kianna C
Olivers Wild Adventure
"The mother was so young and pretty! who was she?" asked the doctor"I dont know reaplide the nurse,"someone found her lying on the street last night and brought her inside.She must have walked a long way because her shoes were all worn out but know one knows were she came from." (Charles Dickeens p.9)

The book Oliver Twist By:Chales Dickens is a spectacular book because of the mystery. Theres always a problem. Also the conflicts are always intresting. One of the problems ar
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Janet
May 13, 2009 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I don’t remember ever reading ‘Oliver Twist,’ so I didn’t know the story, but I met someone who reminded me of a stereotype I call ‘Fagin.’ I decided to read the novel and compare judgment: Fagin, it seems, is a conniving criminal who exploits others that are vulnerable, acting as their leader/teacher, manipulating thoughts, deeds and actions, while denying responsibility for doing so, and culling for material ‘spoils.’

I guess the story, at least in part, is about human character; asking if inh
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Daniel
Oliver Twist is about an orphan called Oliver and the main characters are Oliver,Mr.Bumble,Mrs. Corney,Mr.Sowerberry,Noah Claypole,Fagin,Dodger,Charley Bates,Bill Sikes,Toby Crackit,Nancy,Mr.Brownlow,Mrs.Bedwin,Mr.Grimwig,Monks,Mrs.Mayle, and Rose Maylie. Some are bad some are good. His mother died in childbirth Oliver was raised in a workhouse which is not very fun place not fun at all! He was also treated very badly by the workhouse people.He runs away and get mixed up with bad people at first ...more
Rayen Arellano
me pareció interesante este libro porque en londres los orfanatos son muy malos y explotadores a los niños. oliver twist es un niño que quedo huérfano al nacer y con un misterioso pasado. lucha para sobrevivir en londres. señora mann es la encargada del orfanato no les da de comer a los niños solos los explota trabajando, el señor beadle bumble es el que vigila a los huérfanos y es muy malo,El primer hospicio en el que vivió era uno para bebes de su condición. Antes de su primer año de vida lo l ...more
Hyein
Mar 25, 2008 Hyein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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Cloe Fields
Dec 03, 2012 Cloe Fields rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I choose this book because my friend Melissa recommended it to me. "Oliver Twist" is about a young boy
who is a orphan and goes through bad situations with many things. Later in the story Oliver gets adopted by a rich,loving family. "The eyes again! The eyes!" He shouted, and fell backwards" this is my favorite quote because it scares me in a way, of how oliver yelled it, when he saw the man. I liked The author charles dikens' writing style and point of view because he has a unique style. I woul
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Zxie
Sep 22, 2015 Zxie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this book because it is a classic. It is about young Oliver Twist, who had spent the majority of his youth doing jobs and living in poverty.
After all this he decides to travel to London to reveal his past.
My favorite quote would be when Oliver is at the dinner table and he asks for more food. This clearly shows the state of living he is in and how poorly he is.
Overall I did enjoy the book but I did stumble upon many words I did not know
Jered Moore
Feb 21, 2014 Jered Moore rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not like this book at all. It had so much going on at once. I was mixed up with the characters in it. I could not understand what was happening. It felt like there was two stories going on. Oliver Twist is an orphan who lives with many people. Every family he lived with treated him poorly. Oliver goes through many hardships in his life. I would reccomend this book to people who read confusing books and can understand them. This author did not really impress me.
Sean B.
Mar 02, 2016 Sean B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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