Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist (Tor Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

Tor Classics are affordably-priced variations designed to draw the younger reader. unique dynamic hide paintings enthusiastically represents the buzz of every tale. acceptable "reader pleasant" variety sizes were selected for every title—offering transparent, actual, and readable textual content. All variants are whole and unabridged, and have Introductions and Afterwords.This version of Oliver Twist features a Foreword, Biographical word, and Afterword by means of Nancy Springer.Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is compelled to reside in a gloomy and dismal London workhouse lorded over by means of lousy Mr. Bumble who cheats the men in their meager rations! determined yet made up our minds, Oliver makes his break out. yet what he discovers within the harsh streets of London's underworld makes the workhouse seem like a picnic. Penniless and on my own, he's lured right into a global of crime through the wily Fagin--the nefarious mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets.Will a lifetime of crime repay for younger Oliver? Or will it earn him a one-way price ticket to the gallows?

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Bumble, only think of its being you! Well, dear me, it IS a pleasure, this is! ' The first sentence was addressed to Susan; and the exclamations of delight were uttered to Mr. Bumble: as the good lady unlocked the garden-gate: and showed him, with great attention and respect, into the house. 'Mrs. Mann,' said Mr. Bumble; not sitting upon, or dropping himself into a seat, as any common jackanapes would: but letting himself gradually and slowly down into a chair; 'Mrs. ' 'Well, and good morning to YOU, sir,' replied Mrs.

Mann, 'I suppose you're going to say that you DO want for something, now? Why, you little wretch--' 'Stop, Mrs. ' said the beadle, raising his hand with a show of authority.

Stand still a moment, and I'll get you one,' replied the voice. The receding footsteps of the speaker were heard; and, in another minute, the form of Mr. John Dawkins, otherwise the Artful Dodger, appeared. He bore in his right hand a tallow candle stuck in the end of a cleft stick. The young gentleman did not stop to bestow any other mark of recognition upon Oliver than a humourous grin; but, turning away, beckoned the visitors to follow him down a flight of stairs. They crossed an empty kitchen; and, opening the door of a low earthy-smelling room, which seemed to have been built in a small back-yard, were received with a shout of laughter.

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