Born into poverty to a mother who does not want him Oliver is forced into a baby farm and alter into child labour for some rich lords. When he breaks with the social norms and is thrown out of the work force he was enslaved to, he finds himself a home with people that may have been just as evil as those he formally worked for. As he finds freedom with a local pickpocket, he has those around him constantly seeking to take him down and make him seem discredible since he keeps having some luck that others around him want.
Charles Dickens (1812 -1870), geboren in Landport bei Portsea, begann seine schriftstellerische Karriere als Gerichtsreporter. Seine liebevollen Schilderungen menschlicher Schwächen, sein Kosmos skurriler und schrulliger englischer »Originale« und die satirische Anprangerung sozialer Mißstände machten ihn bereits zu Lebzeiten zu einem der beliebtesten Romanciers der Weltliteratur.