Charles Dickens's second novel, Oliver Twist is one of the author's best known and loved works. With colourful and memorable characters like Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and Oliver himself, Oliver Twist transports the reader to the gritty, dangerous streets of Victorian London, where Oliver falls prey to pickpockets and evildoers, yet manages to keep his goodness and ultimately find his salvation. With Oliver Twist, Dickens called attention to the plight of children on the streets of London and drew on his own experience as a child labourer. Oliver Twist has been adapted for film, television, and the stage.
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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.