“The power of Dickens is so amazing, the reader at once becomes his captive, and must follow him whithersoever he leads.”
—William Makepeace Thackeray
Oliver Twist has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.
Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1839.
CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870), one of the greatest authors of the Victorian Period, transformed the art of fiction. Author of numerous novels and short stories, including Great Expectations, A Tale Of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and Bleak House, he is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern novel.