Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 7 February 1812–9 June 1870), was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
This description of Oliver Twist may also capture the haunting childhood of its author, Charles Dickens. Feeling alone in the world at the age of 12, Dickens saw firsthand the horrors Victorian England cast upon the poor -- particularly the young. Frightful living conditions and cruel work situations were the order of the day.
Writing saved Dickens, both financially and emotionally. As an adult, he set his life's work on exposing social ills, using his boundless talents and energies to spin engaging, poignant tales from the streets.
A boy becomes an orphan after the death of his mum. He gets shuffled around from place to place, getting exploited wherever possible. He ends up getting in with the wrong crowd - a gang of petty thieves - and doing some things which he knows that he shouldn't (such as picking a pocket or two). It ends on a positive note with Oliver finding happiness under the care of a law-abiding, wealthy family.…
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