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Oliver Twist

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New York : Bantam Books, c1982.
Bantam classic ed.
Physical Desc:
xxiv, 424 pages ; 18 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 2
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 570L
This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick Papers . Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's most depraved villains preside- the incorrigible Artful Dodger, the murderous bully Sikes, and the terrible Fagin, that treacherous ringleader whose grinning knavery threatens to send them all to the "ghostly gallows." Yet at the heart of this drama is the orphan Oliver, whose unsullied goodness leads him at last to salvation. In 1838 the publication of Oliver Twist firmly established the literary eminence of young Dickens. It was, according to Edgar Johnson, "a clarion peal announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a champion."
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0553211021 (pbk.)
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Level 4.6, 2 Points
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-424)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Howe, I. (1982). Oliver Twist. Bantam classic ed. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Irving. Howe. 1982. Oliver Twist. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Irving. Howe, Oliver Twist. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, and Irving Howe. Oliver Twist. Bantam classic ed. New York: Bantam Books, 1982. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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