Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens 1937 | Heritage Press


  • Author: Charles Dickens; John Austen illustrator
  • Publisher: The Heritage Press, 1937
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Illustrated

First Heritage Press edition. Binding tight, spine sun faded, square, internally fine, unmarked. Wonderfully illustrated w/ many colour plates by John Austen. A great addition to your classic library. Near Fine in near Fine slipcase.

A gripping portrayal of London’s dark criminal underbelly, published in Penguin Classics with an introduction by Philip Horne.

The story of Oliver Twist – orphaned, and set upon by evil and adversity from his first breath – shocked readers when it was published. After running away from the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver finds himself lured into a den of thieves peopled by vivid and memorable characters – the Artful Dodger, vicious burglar Bill Sikes, his dog Bull’s Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by cunning master-thief Fagin. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, Dickens created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.


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