Oliver Twist Author:Charles Dickens Oliver was born in a workhouse. Apprenticed to an undertaker, he ran away to London, where the "Artful Dodger," Jack Dawkins, took the starving boy to a den of thieves. Among this motley crew, Oliver was to meet the sinister Bill Sikes and his pitiful and tragic Nancy. Hovering over this miserable and desperate segment of humanity was the evi... more »l genius and spirit of the master criminal, Fagin.
The story portrays the horrors of the London underworld of that period; it is, however, marked by Dickens' particular trade-mark: Good does triump over evil, and Oliver-an optimist to the end-lives to inherit his birthright.« less