Friday, December 17, 2010

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist is a novel writen by Charles Dickens. It takes place in the 18th century.It talks about Oliver Twist. In part one we see the birth of this boy. He was born in a workhause. His mother left her home because she wasn't married and she also was pregnant. In this time being unmarried and pregnant was something like a crime. After Olivers birth, his mother died. So Oliver had no parents. Then the book takes us 9 years later, when Oliver lives in the workhause and must work for 3 soups per day. When Oliver in one of the meals asks for more soup the chef brings Mister Bumble, an officer in the town, who takes Oliver as a prisoner. Next day, a notice appears on the Workhause. It says: 5 pounds for anyone who will take Oliver Twist.

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