Oliver Twist (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Charles Dickens (Author), Jill Muller (Introduction), Jill Muller (Introduction and notes)

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Oliver Twist (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Charles Dickens, Jill Muller, Jill Muller
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&ROliver Twist&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RCharles Dickens&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
  • New introductions commissioned from todays top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the readers viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&ROne of Dickens’s most popular novels, &&LI&&ROliver Twist&&L/I&&R is the story of a young orphan who dares to say, "Please, sir, I want some more." After escaping from the dark and dismal workhouse where he was born, Oliver finds himself on the mean streets of Victorian-era London and is unwittingly recruited into a scabrous gang of scheming urchins. In this band of petty thieves Oliver encounters the extraordinary and vibrant characters who have captured readers’ imaginations for more than 150 years: the loathsome Fagin, the beautiful and tragic Nancy, the crafty Artful Dodger, and perhaps one of the greatest villains of all time—the terrifying Bill Sikes.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RRife with Dickens’s disturbing descriptions of street life, the novel is buoyed by the purity of the orphan Oliver. Though he is treated with cruelty and surrounded by coarseness for most of his life, his pious innocence leads him at last to salvation—and the shocking discovery of his true identity.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&RFeatures illustrations by George Cruikshank. &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RJill Muller&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R &&L/B&&Rwas born in England and educated at Mercy College and Columbia University, and currently teaches at Mercy College and Columbia University. She is working on a book on the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, to be published by Routledge. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/B&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Pub Date: 10/25/2004

ISBN: 9781593082062

Price: $6.95 / $8.50 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 512 pages

Trim: 5.18 x 8 x 1.28 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Literature & Fiction / Barnes & Noble Classics

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Carton Quantity: 32

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics