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Oliver Twist

Overview | Contents
 

    The Text of Oliver Twist

    1. The Author’s Preface to the Third Edition (1841)
    2. Cover Illustration by George Cruikshank (Part 1, January 1846)
    3. Title Page for the 1846 One-Volume Edition
    4. The Contents of Oliver Twist
      1. Oliver Twist (The Edition of 1846)
      2. Illustration: Oliver asking for more (Cruikshank)
      3. Illustration: Oliver’s reception by Fagin and the boys (Cruikshank)

    Backgrounds and Sources

    1. A Map of the London of Oliver Twist (1828)
    2. [The Poor Law Debate]
    3. [The Poor Law Riots]
    4. Charles Dickens, Letters About Oliver Twist (1837–64)
      1. To Richard Bentley, January 24, 1837
      2. To Richard Bentley, May 8, 1837
      3. To Thomas Beard, May 17, 1837
      4. To Thomas Haines, June 3, 1837
      5. To George Cruikshank, October 13, 1837
      6. To John Forster, Mid-December 1837
      7. To Eliza Davis, July 10, 1863
      8. To Eliza Davis, November 16, 1864
    5. Table of Installments and Chapter-Division in Different Editions of Oliver Twist
    6. Charles Dickens, [An Appeal to Fallen Women]
    7. Charles Dickens, Sikes and Nancy

    Early Reviews

    1. [John Forster], From The Examiner, September 10, 1837
    2. Anonymous, From The Spectator, November 24, 1838
    3. Anonymous, From The Literary Gazette, November 24, 1838
    4. Anonymous, From Monthly Review, January 1839
    5. [Richard Ford], From Quarterly Review, 1839
    6. William Makepeace Thackeray, [On Oliver Twist] (1839–40)
    7. Anonymous, Charles Dickens and His Works (April 1840)
    8. Anonymous, Literary Recipes, August 1841)

    Criticism

    1. Henry James, (On Oliver Twist and Cruikshank)
    2. George Gissing, Oliver Twist
    3. Graham Greene, The Young Dickens
    4. J. Hillis Miller, Oliver Twist
    5. Harry Stone, Dickens and the Jews
    6. Philip Collins, [Dickens and Murder]
    7. John Bayley, Oliver Twist: Things as they really are
    8. Keith Hollingsworth, The Newgate Novel and the Moral Argument, 1937–40
    9. Steven Marcus, Who is Fagin?
    10. Monroe Engel, The Social and Political Issues
    11. James R. Kincaid, Oliver Twist: Laughter and the Rhetoric of Attack
    12. Michael Slater, On Reading Oliver Twist
    13. Dennis Walder, [Oliver Twist and Charity]
    14. Burton M. Wheeler, The Text and Plan of Oliver Twist
    15. Janet Larson, [Oliver Twist and Christian Scripture]
    16. Fred Kaplan, [The Creation of Oliver Twist]
    17. Robert Tracy, “The Old Story” and Inside Stories”: Modish Fiction and Fictional Modes in Oliver Twist
    18. David Miller, [Oliver Twist and the Police]
    19. John O. Jordan, The Purloined Handkerchief
    20. Gary Wills, The Loves of Oliver Twist