Condition: Very Good
A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and creasing. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. The book looks brand new between the covers. Very minimal wear and tear.
"'The power of Dickens is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive' WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers with its depiction of a dark criminal underworld peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic romance, the Newgate novel and popular melodrama, Oliver Twist created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.
Edited with an Introduction and notes by PHILIP HORNE"
Paperback | 608 pages
129 x 198 x 26mm | 415g
01 May 2003
Penguin Putnam Inc
London, England, United States
w. ill. by George Cruikshank.