Oliver Twist; as known as the Parish Boy’s Progress is Charles Dickens’s second novel. It was first published as a serial from 1837 to 1839. The book is notable for its unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is the story of a young orphan boy raised in a workhouse outside of London. The story illustrates the evils of the Poor House’s of the time and the corruption of the people who work there. It is also a classic rags-to-riches story about an orphan who has to find his way through a city full of criminals and avoid being corrupted. It is one of the world’s most-read classics.
This novel by Dickens is an example of the social novel. Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labor, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children.
About the author
Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on 7th February 1812. He was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.