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Harry Furniss illustration for OLIVER TWIST by CHARLES DICKENS depicting So three months glided away; three months which, in the life of the most blessed and favoured of mortals, might have been unmingled happiness, and which, in Oliver's were true felicity. With the purest and most amiable generousity on one side; and the truest, warmest, soul-felt gratitude on the other; it is no wonder that, by the end of that short time, Oliver Twist had become completely domesticated with the old lady and her niece, and that the fervent attachment of his young and sensitive heart, was repaid by their pride in, and attachment to, himself.

So three months glided away; three months which, in the life of the most blessed and favoured of mortals, might have been unmingled happiness, and which, in Oliver's were true felicity. With the purest and most amiable generousity on one side; and the truest, warmest, soul-felt gratitude on the other; it is no wonder that, by the end of that short time, Oliver Twist had become completely domesticated with the old lady and her niece, and that the fervent attachment of his young and sensitive heart, was repaid by their pride in, and attachment to, himself.



by CHARLES DICKENS


Illustrated by Harry Furniss and George Cruikshank



Who's Who
In Oliver Twist

CONTENTS

   Oliver Twist Part I.

I. TREATS OF THE PLACE WHERE OLIVER TWIST WAS BORN AND OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING HIS BIRTH
II. TREATS OF OLIVER TWIST'S GROWTH, EDUCATION, AND BOARD
III. RELATES HOW OLIVER TWIST WAS VERY NEAR GETTING A PLACE WHICH WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A SINECURE
IV. OLIVER, BEING OFFERED ANOTHER PLACE, MAKES HIS FIRST ENTRY INTO PUBLIC LIFE
V. OLIVER MINGLES WITH NEW ASSOCIATES. GOING TO A FUNERAL FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE FORMS AN UNFAVOURABLE NOTION OF HIS MASTER'S BUSINESS
VI. OLIVER, BEING GOADED BY THE TAUNTS OF NOAH, ROUSES INTO ACTION, AND RATHER ASTONISHES HIM

   Oliver Twist Part II.

VII. OLIVER CONTINUES REFRACTORY
VIII. OLIVER WALKS TO LONDON. HE ENCOUNTERS ON THE ROAD A STRANGE SORT OF YOUNG GENTLEMAN
IX. CONTAINING FURTHER PARTICULARS CONCERNING THE PLEASANT OLD GENTLEMAN, AND HIS HOPEFUL PUPILS
X. OLIVER BECOMES BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH THE CHARACTERS OF HIS NEW ASSOCIATES; AND PURCHASES EXPERIENCE ATA HIGH PRICE. BEING A SHORT, BUT VERY IMPORTANT CHAPTER, IN THIS HISTORY
XI. TREATS OF MR. FANG THE POLICE MAGISTRATE; AND FURNISHES A SLIGHT SPECIMEN OF HIS MODE OF ADMINISTERING JUSTICE
XII. IN WHICH OLIVER IS TAKEN BETTER CARE OF THAN HE EVER WAS BEFORE. AND IN WHICH THE NARRATIVE REVERTS TO THE MERRY OLD GENTLEMAN AND HIS YOUTHFUL FRIENDS.

   Oliver Twist Part III.

XIII.SOME NEW ACQUAINTANCES ARE INTRODUCED TO THE INTELLIGENT READER, CONNECTED WITH WHOM VARIOUS PLEASANT MATTERS ARE RELATED, APPERTAINING TO THIS HISTORY
XIV. COMPRISING FURTHER PARTICULARS OF OLIVER'S STAY AT MR. BROWNLOW'S, WITH THE REMARKABLE PREDICTION WHICH ONE MR. GRIMWIG UTTERED CONCERNING HIM, WHEN HE WENT OUT ON AN ERRAND
XV. SHOWING HOW VERY FOND OF OLIVER TWIST, THE MERRY OLD JEW AND MISS NANCY WERE
XVI. RELATES WHAT BECAME OF OLIVER TWIST, AFTER HE HAD BEEN CLAIMED BY NANCY
XVII. OLIVER'S DESTINY CONTINUING UNPROPITIOUS, BRINGS A GREAT MAN TO LONDON TO INJURE HIS REPUTATION
XVIII. HOW OLIVER PASSED HIS TIME IN THE IMPROVING SOCIETY OF HIS REPUTABLE FRIENDS

   Oliver Twist Part IV.

XIX. IN WHICH A NOTABLE PLAN IS DISCUSSED AND DETERMINED ON
XX. WHEREIN OLVER IS DELIVERED OVER TO MR. WILLIAM SIKES
XXI. THE EXPEDITION
XXII. THE BURGLARY
XXIII. WHICH CONTAINS THE SUBSTANCE OF A PLEASANT CONVERSATION BETWEEN MR. BUMBLE AND A LADY; AND SHOWS THAT EVEN A BEADLE MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE ON SOME POINTS
XXIV. TREATS ON A VERY POOR SUBJECT. BUT IS A SHORT ONE, AND MAY BE FOUND OF IMPORTANCE IN THIS HISTORY

   Oliver Twist Part V.

XXV. WHEREIN THIS HISTORY REVERTS TO MR. FAGIN AND COMPANY
XXVI. IN WHICH A MYSTERIOUS CHARACTER APPEARS UPON THE SCENE; AND MANY THINGS, INSEPARABLE FROM THIS HISTORY, ARE DONE AND PERFORMED
XXVII. ATONES FOR THE UNPOLITENESS OF A FORMER CHAPTER; WHICH DESERTED A LADY, MOST UNCEREMONIOUSLY
XXVIII. LOOKS AFTER OLIVER, AND PROCEEDS WITH HIS ADVENTURES
XXIX. HAS AN INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNT OF THE INMATES OF THE HOUSE, TO WHICH OLIVER RESORTED
XXX. RELATES WHAT OLIVER'S NEW VISITORS THOUGHT OF HIM

   Oliver Twist Part VI.

XXXI. INVOLVES A CRITICAL POSITION
XXXII. OF THE HAPPY LIFE OLIVER BEGAN TO LEAD WITH HIS KIND FRIENDS
XXXIII. WHEREIN THE HAPPINESS OF OLIVER AND HIS FRIENDS, EXPERIENCES A SUDDEN CHECK
XXXIV. CONTAINS SOME INTRODUCTORY PARTICULARS RELATIVE TO A YOUNG GENTLEMAN WHO NOW ARRIVES UPON THE SCENE; AND A NEW ADVENTURE WHICH HAPPENED TO OLIVER
XXXV. CONTAINING THE UNSATISFACTORY RESULT OF OLIVER'S ADVENTURE; AND A CONVERSATION OF SOME IMPORTANCE BETWEEN HARRY MAYLIE AND ROSE
XXXVI. IS A VERY SHORT ONE, AND MAY APPEAR OF NO GREAT IMPORTANCE IN ITS PLACE, BUT IT SHOULD BE READ NOTWITHSTANDING, AS A SEQUEL TO THE LAST, AND A KEY TO ONE THAT WILL FOLLOW WHEN ITS TIME ARRIVES

   Oliver Twist Part VII.

XXXVII. IN WHICH THE READER MAY PERCEIVE A CONTRAST, NOT UNCOMMON IN MATRIMONIAL CASES
XXXVIII. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT PASSED BETWEEN MR. AND MRS. BUMBLE, AND MR. MONKS, AT THEIR NOCTURNAL INTERVIEW
XXXIX. INTRODUCES SOME RESPECTABLE CHARACTERS WITH WHOM THE READER IS ALREADY ACQUAINTED, AND SHOWS HOW MONKS AND THE JEW LAID THEIR WORTHY HEADS TOGETHER
XL. A STRANGE INTERVIEW, WHICH IS A SEQUEL TO THE LAST CHAMBER
XLI. CONTAINING FRESH DISCOVERIES, AND SHOWING THAT SUPRISES, LIKE MISFORTUNES, SELDOM COME ALONE
XLII. AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE OF OLIVER'S, EXHIBITING DECIDED MARKS OF GENIUS, BECOMES A PUBLIC CHARACTER IN THE METROPOLIS

   Oliver Twist Part VIII.

XLIII. WHEREIN IS SHOWN HOW THE ARTFUL DODGER GOT INTO TROUBLE
XLIV. THE TIME ARRIVES FOR NANCY TO REDEEM HER PLEDGE TO ROSE MAYLIE. SHE FAILS.
XLV. NOAH CLAYPOLE IS EMPLOYED BY FAGIN ON A SECRET MISSION
XLVI. THE APPOINTMENT KEPT
XLVII. FATAL CONSEQUENCES
XLVIII. THE FLIGHT OF SIKES

   Oliver Twist Part IX.

XLIX. MONKS AND MR. BROWNLOW AT LENGTH MEET. THEIR CONVERSATION, AND THE INTELLIGENCE THAT INTERRUPTS IT
L. THE PURSUIT AND ESCAPE
LI. AFFORDING AN EXPLANATION OF MORE MYSTERIES THAN ONE, AND COMPREHENDING A PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE WITH NO WORD OF SETTLEMENT OR PIN-MONEY
LII. FAGIN'S LAST NIGHT ALIVE
LIII. AND LAST


Who's Who
In Oliver Twist

ARTFUL DODGER see Dawkins, John.
BARNEY, A young Jew employed at the Three Cripples Inn.
BATES, Charley, a young thief and pupil of Fagin.
BECKY, Barmaid at the Red Lion Inn.
BEDWIN, Mrs., Housekeeper to Mr. Brownlow.
BET or BETSY, Companion of Nancy, and thief in service of Fagin.
BILL, A gravedigger.
BLATHERS and DUFF, Bow street Officers.
BRITTLES, Servant at Mrs. Maylie's.
BROWNLOW, Mr., An old gentleman who treats Oliver Twist kindly.
BUMBLE, Workhouse beadle.
CHOARLOTTE, Servant of Mrs. Sowerberry.
CHITLING, Tom, a pupil of Fagin.
CLAYPOLE, Noah, a charity boy; apprentice to Mr. Sowerberry; afterwards goes to london
and becomes a thief.
CORNEY, Mrs., Matron of the workhousewhere Oliver Twist was born.
CRACKIT, Toby, A housebreaker.
DAWKINS, John, Called "The Artful Dodger"; a pickpocket in the service of Fagin.
DUFF, see Blathers and Duff.
FAGIN, A crook who employs a number of boys as thieves, and after a long career of crime
is hanged for murder.
FANG, Mr., An overbearing magistrate.
FLEMING Agnes, Mother of Oliver Twist.
GAMFIELD, A chimney-sweep.
GILES, Butler andd steward to Mrs. Maylie.
GRIMWIG, Mr., Friend of Mr. Brownlow.
KAGS, A thief returned from transportation.
LEEFORD, Edward, see Monks.
LIMBKINS, Chairman of the workhouse board.
LITTLE DICK, A playmate of Oliver Twist.
LIVELY, A receiver of stolin goods.
LOSBERNE, Mr., Called "the Doctor"; a friend of the Maylie family.
MANN, Mrs., Matron of the branch workhouse where Oliver Twist is sent.
MARTHA, A pauper.
MAYLIE, Harry, Son of Mrs. Maylie.
MAYLIE, Mrs., A lady who befriends IOliver Twist.
MAYLIE, Rose, Adopted daughter of the above; her real name being Rose Fleming.
MONKS, Half brother of Oliver Twist his real name being Edward Leeford.
NANCY, Mistress of Sikes, and a thief in the sevice of Fagin.
OLD SALLY, Inmate of the workhouse where Oliver Twist was born.
SIKES, Bill A brutal thief and housebreaker, killed when trying to escape after the
murder of Nancy.
SOWERBERRY, An undertaker to whom Oliver Twist is apprenticed.
SOWERBERRY, Mrs., Wife of the above.
TWIST, Oliver, An orphan, born in a workhouse, and hero of the story.



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"OLIVER TWIST,THE PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS , by CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870)

The illustrations are by George Cruikshank (1792-1878) and Harry Furniss (1854-1925) Oliver Twist originally published by ( Richard Bently (1837).