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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1: Contexts Contextual Overview Chronology Contemporary Documents From The Poor Law Commission, Second Annual Report From 'The Poor Law Debate', The Annual Register, 1834 From Dickens's Letters From John Forster, The Life of Charles Dickens From George Cruikshank, 'The Origin of Oliver Twist' (1871) From The Girlhood of Queen Victoria From Edward Bulwer Lytton, Preface (1840) to Paul Clifford (1830) From Edward Bulwer Lytton, 'A Word to the Public' (1846) 2: Interpretations Critical History Early Critical Reception From [Charles Buller], 'The Works of Dickens' (1837) From [John Forster], Examiner review (1837) From [G.H. Lewes?], National Magazine and Monthly Critic review (1837) From [Thomas Henry Lister], Edinburgh Review review (1838) From anonymous review, The Spectator (1838) From unsigned review, Literary Gazette (1838) From William Makepeace Thackeray, 'Horæ Catnachianæ' (1839) From [Richard Ford] 'Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's Progress' (1839) From William Makepeace Thackeray, Catherine (1839-1840) From [Anon.], 'Charles Dickens and His Works' (1840) From [Anon.], 'Literary Recipes', (1841) From George Gissing, 'Oliver Twist' (1898-1900; 1925) Modern Criticism From G. K. Chesterton, 'Oliver Twist' (1911) From Edmund Wilson, "Dickens: The Two Scrooges" (1941) From George Orwell, "Charles Dickens", (1946) From Humphry House, 'The Macabre Dickens' (1947) From Humphry House, Introduction to Oliver Twist (1949) From Graham Greene, 'The Young Dickens' (1951) From Harry Stone, "Dickens and the Jews" (1959) From John Bayley, 'Oliver Twist: Things as they really are' (1962) From Steven Marcus, 'Who is Fagin?' (1965) From John Lucas, The Melancholy Man (1970) From J. Hillis Miller, "The Fiction of Realism' (1971) From Dennis Walder, Dickens and Religion (1981) From Helena Michie, The Flesh Made Word (1987) From D. A. Miller, The Novel and the Police (1988) From John O. Jordan, "The Purloined Handkerchief" (1989), From Deborah Heller, 'The Outcast as Villain and Victim' (1990) From Patricia Ingham, Dickens, Women and Language (1992) From John Bowen, Other Dickens (2000) From Juliet John, Dickens's Villains (2001) 3: The Work in Performance Introduction From Dickens's Letter to Frederick Yates,  From George Almar, Oliver Twist  From John Forster, The Life of Charles Dickens From the reading text of Dickens's 'Sikes and Nancy' From Pressbook, William Cowen (Dir.), Oliver Twist (1933) From Pressbook, David Lean (Dir.), Oliver Twist (1948) Reviews of Screen Adaptations 4. Key Passages Introduction Key Passages The Author's Preface to the Third Edition of Oliver Twist, 1841 Preface to the Cheap Edition of Oliver Twist (1850) The Opening Oliver Asks for More Oliver at Mr Sowerberry the Undertaker's Noah Claypole Oliver's First Experience of the Artful Dodger, London, and Fagin and his Gang Oliver 'between sleeping and waking' Oliver is given a lesson in pickpocketing Bill Sikes Oliver, Mr Brownlow and Books Mr Grimwig Nancy Argues with Fagin The Narrator on the Novel Oliver's Education in the Thieves' Den Oliver Reads a Book Resembling the Newgate Calendar Mr Bumble and Mrs Corney Rose Maylie Blathers and Duff Conkey Chickweed A rural idyll Oliver half asleep Nancy's Interview with Rose Fagin consoles Charley Bates over the Capture of the Artful Dodger The Trial of the Artful Dodger Sikes's Murder of Nancy The Flight of Sikes The Pursuit of Sikes at Jacob's Island and his Death Fagin's Trial and Fagin in the Condemned Cell The Happy Ending 5. Further Reading Recommended Editions Recommended Critical Works Index
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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Oliver Twist.