Saturday, June 13, 2015

Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

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Read, reviewed and released in summer, 2007

This is a classic that I've heard about almost all my life, I guess, but somehow never read until now. It is a rags to riches, boy Cinderella story about an unidentified orphan child born in a Victorian workhouse, taken in by a gang of robbers and pickpockets, but later rescued by two groups of kind people who give him a fresh start in life, and ultimately discover his true identity.

Dickens' anti-Semitism is discussed in the afterword. It was offensive to me, but I considered it a part of the times in which he lived and wrote.

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