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Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist (c.1850) is one of the most significant novels of the Victorian era and, having been adapted for both stage and screen, retains its impact in the cultural consciousness of many nations.
Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Dickens's novel offers:
· extensive introductory comment on the contexts, critical history and interpretations of the text, from publication to the present
· annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itself
· cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
· suggestions for further reading.
Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Oliver Twist and seeking a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Dickens's text.