Paperback Oliver Twist / Charles Dickens.
Publication year: 2008
Edition: New ed. / edited by Kathleen Tillotson /with an introduction and
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0199536260 9780199536269 (pbk.) :
This ed. originally published: 1999.
In tracing the parish boy's progress, Dickens did not write a topical satire on the workhouse system and the role of the 1834 New Poor Law in fostering criminality, he created a story about the survival of good, and the exploitation of violence. The new Oxford World's Classics edition of Oliver Twist is based on the authoritative Clarendon edition, which uses Dickens's revised text of 1846. It includes his preface of 1841 in which he defended himself against hostile criticism, and includes all 24 original illustrations by George Cruikshank. Stephen Gill's groundbreaking Introduction gives a fascinating new account of the novel. He also provides appendices on Dickens and Cruikshank, on Dickens's Preface and the Newgate Novel Controversy, on Oliver Twist and the New Poor Law and on thieves' slang. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to s
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lvii, 480 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.