Oliver Twist Author:Dickens, Charles "Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens' second novel. It is the first English novel with a child protagonist, and is also notable for Dickens' unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives. — An early example of the social novel, the book calls the public's attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child... more » labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. Dickens mocks the hypocrisies of the time by surrounding the novel's serious themes with sarcasm and dark humour." (found in Wikipedia March 2007)« less
This edition is from 1907. Dickens is one of my favorite authors. Oliver Twist is one of his masterpieces. The chracters are unique and fascinating. The story is complex and interesting. This book is so good, that it is among the few books I consider worth reading several times.