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Edward Le Comte,Charles Dickens
Signet Classics (December 1, 1961)
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Edward Le Comte (1916-2004) was professor of English at the State University of New York at Albany, and he also taught at Columbia, his alma mater, and the University of California at Berkley.

Edward Le Comte (1916-2004) was professor of English at the State University of New York at Albany, and he also taught at Columbia, his alma mater, and the University of California at Berkley. He was the author of more than twenty books, including novels, a biography of John Donne, and two memoirs. His specialty, both in teaching and in numerous influential articles and books, was Milton.

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Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph. Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist. Series: ) Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952.

With an Introduction by Frederick Busch and an Afterword by Edward Le Comte.

First Signet Classics Printing, December 1961. Oliver Twist contains elements to be found in most of Dickens' other novels. First Signet Classics Printing (Busch Introduction), April 2005. It concerns an innocent child who is menaced by a cruel world. He did so partly in response to a letter from Mrs. Eliza Davis, who, with her husband, had purchased Tavi stock House, Dickens' home in London.

Oliver Twist presents some of the most sinister characters in Dickens: the master thief, Fagin; the leering Artful .

Oliver Twist presents some of the most sinister characters in Dickens: the master thief, Fagin; the leering Artful Dodger; the murderer, Bill Sike. long with some of his most sentimental and comical characters. Only Dickens can give us nightmare and daydream together. According to George Orwell, in Oliver Twis. ickens attacked English institutions with a ferocity that has never since been approached. Yet he managed to do it without making himself hated, and, more than this, the very people he attacked have welcomed him so completely that he has become a national institution himself

Oliver Twist (Paperback). Published 2003 by Penguin Books. Oliver Twist (Paperback). Published December 1st 1961 by Signet Classics. Paperback, 493 pages.

Oliver Twist (Paperback). Penguin Classics, Paperback, 608 pages. Author(s): Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens, Frederick Busch (Introduction by)., Edward Le Comte (Afterword by). ISBN: 0451529715 (ISBN13: 9780451529718).

His many classic books include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, and Bleak House

His many classic books include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, and Bleak House. Edward Le Comte (1916-2004) was professor of English at the State University of New York at Albany, and he also taught at Columbia, his alma mater, and the University of California at Berkley.

Чарльз Диккенс Oliver Twist. Oliver Twist: The novel’s protagonist; an orphan born in a workhouse. The gradual discovery of Oliver’s family background and true identity is the main mystery of the novel. In every book I know, where such characters are treated of, allurements and fascinations are thrown around them. The same may be said of Sir Edward Bulwer’s admirable and powerful novel of Paul Clifford, which cannot be fairly considered as having, or as being intended to have, any bearing on this part of the subject, one way or other. What manner of life is that which is described in these pages, as the everyday existence of a Thief?

Oliver Twist Signet Classics.

Turtleback Books, 30 апр. 2005 г. 84 Отзывы. One of the great writer's most popular works is not only the story of an orphaned boy, but a novel of social protest, a morality tale, and a detective story. Результаты поиска по книге. Oliver Twist Signet Classics.

A young boy flees from an orphanage to London, only to be captured by thieves.
  • I thought I'd never buy anything from Focus on the Family, but the production is really good. Fans of British sitcoms will recognize actor Geoffrey Palmer as Mr. Brownlow. He played Lionel Hardcastle in As Time Goes By (1992-2002) with Judi Dench. Of course, all the voice actors do an outstanding job communicating the intrigue, sarcasm, moral conflicts, and social inequalities of the novel.

    However, the production does reflect an additional, curious irony: lots of violence, but no cussing. In the book, Oliver suffers physical and psychological abuse as an orphan, a child laborer, and a child criminal. The audio presentation is unsparing in its depiction of this sadistic underworld of Industrial England, but don't expect the novel's occasional profanity.

    Most of the time, the intensity of the criminal characters, such as Fagin, Monks, and Bill Sikes, covers the fact that all the actors are minding their verbal manners, but it does seem odd that Mr. Bumble isn't allowed to famously protest "...the law is a ass --a idiot," (sic). Instead, Focus on the Family uses the lesser known novel quote "...the law is a bachelor..."

    At any rate, the five CDs include an interpretive foreword and afterword, which serve as bookends of the Radio Theatre production. There's also a DVD of a behind-the-scenes look, as well as a documentary about the "modern day Olivers" of the foster care system. The set makes a great gift --for yourself, as well as someone else.

  • Poor Oliver Twist has quite a tough life in the beginning. He is an orphan who is brought up in one bad home after another with pretty much no love at all. Like Harry Potter and many other sympathetic characters, Oliver's youth is not one to be envied. The tale primarily deals with his early life for the first half until he is drawn in with a band of criminals and makes a few friends and meets a few good people along the way until befalling a near tragedy. The second half of the book is more about the other characters involved in his saga.

    Oliver Twist starts off very down and gloomy in many parts and while that scenery doesn't change, the tone definitely does toward the end. It is worth reading for sure and another tome in the classics of Charles Dickens. This version contains some illustrations as well which were very well done and appropriate.

  • I've always loved the story of Oliver Twist-now I finally have an illustrated copy I'm even happier. This book is an unabridged copy and is searchable-a great feature. The cover has a picture of Oliver, all ragged with his little bundle. The table of contents takes you to Charles Dickens' preface, which is well worth reading, and to any chapter in the book. Alas, it does not take you to any of the illustrations, but they are beautifully rendered and very clear. I have the most basic Kindle and I have no trouble seeing all of the detail in the illustrations. The chapter headings list not only the number of the chapter, but the brief description Dickens wrote for each chapter, so that if you want to find a particular spot-say, when Oliver runs away to London, you can see that Chapter VIII has the summary "Oliver walks to London. He encounters on the road a strange sort of young gentleman." This makes it very easy to go to any part of the book you want to read.

    Warning: SPOILERS!!!!

    The story is one of a poor orphan boy, sold to an undertaker and abused until he runs away to London. He falls in with thieves and through a strange twist of fate is rescued by the man who was his father's best friend. It's a long story, filled with reversals of fortune and amazing coincidences, and although it has a happy ending, there is some genuine tragedy. It's a very sad scene when Oliver returns to the orphanage to get his best friend, Dick, who saw him off on his journey to London, only to find that Dick has died of untreated sickness. The prostitute, Nancy, has all the attributes of a character in a Greek tragedy-you desperately want her to leave the streets and her brutal boyfriend, Bill Sikes, and when she refuses to go, you have a sinking feeling that she isn't going to last much longer. When he beats her to death in their little room, it's a gruesome scene, but not a surprising one. The only relief from Fagin's gang comes from Charley, who reforms and leaves London to become a grazier.

    A word about Fagin-some might find the constant description of him as "the Jew" offensive. It is not meant as a pejorative, but rather as a handy label to define the arch-criminal. While it is true that Fagin is constantly described as a Jew and is one of the most repulsive Jewish characters in literature, it was not Dickens' intent to cast slurs upon Jewish people. He wrote in good faith and was troubled later, after becoming friends with Eliza Davis, the wife of the Jewish banker he sold his London house to, by the way he had portrayed Fagin. Eliza wrote to him in 1863 that she considered the way Dickens had portrayed Fagin a great wrong to the Jewish people. Dickens started to revise Oliver Twist, removing over 180 instances of the word "Jew" from the first edition text. He also ommitted sterotypical caricature from his public readings of Oliver Twist and a contemporary report noted, "There is no nasal intonation; a bent back but no shoulder-shrug: the conventional attributes are omitted." Dickens was finally able to write to Eliza, "There is nothing but good will left between me and a People for whom I have a real regard and to whom I would not willfully have given an offence." Fagin might still give offense to those looking for it, but personally I have always seen him as an example of a bad man, not a Jewish man, and I believe that is how Dickens meant to portray him.

  • I read this when I was aged 12 on a dare. I was a bit young to attempt this. I basically remember that I didn't know what was going on. I decided to reread it lo these forty years plus later and I have come to the following conclusions:

    1. This is NOT a children's book. While the leading character is a child, it is full of evil characters and a deep examination of the dark side of humanity.

    2. The book juxtaposes the above mentioned darkness with the goodness of some. The sections dealing with the scum of the Earth characters are brilliant, and very believable. Dickens seemed energized by the subject and etched these people with a brilliance that is identified with the best of his writing.

    3. Unfortunately, a large portion of the book is set with Oliver's dealings with the good and noble part of mankind. That is when the going gets really tough. These characters are, in a word, dull. Here Dickens lapses into a preachy sanctimony that is very wooden. The dialogue is so stilted and unbelievable that it takes a tremendous willpower to get through these sections.

    4. This book reinforces my conclusion that the only true work of genius Dickens produced was "Great Expectations". I have been so disappointed in so many other of his novels.(less)