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Reet gang who will not let him go however hard he tries to escapeIn Oliver Twist Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld full of prostitutes thieves and lost and homeless. I swear Dickens named one of his characters Master Bates on purpose

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Free download Oliver Twist ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ ‘Please sir I want some ’Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on Fleeing from poverty and hardship he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go however hard he tries to escapeIn Oliver‘Please sir I want some ’Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on Fleeing from poverty and hardship he falls in with a criminal st. In recent years I have become bewitched by all things gothic and I was curious to discover to what extent gothic tropes and examplars may have influenced the imagery and structure of Dicken's first serious novel Specifically I was interested in how gothic elements might be expressed in Oliver Twist's urban atmosphere Had Hugo's Paris thieves' guild left its mark upon Fagin and his charges Had Scott's Highland robbers' caves influenced Dickens' lowlife dens Were these dirty London streets much the same as those of the Newgate novels or had distinct touches of the marvelous already arisen hints of the city that would soon take shape in the fiction of Conan Doyle and Machen I think I detected a little gothic influence in the city atmosphere but much less than I expected to find Fagin's den the Three Cripples gin mill and the abandoned house where Sykes' gang gathers may owe something to Hugo Scott and Radcliff but the general atmosphere is neither gothic nor Newgate but instead something new early Victorian realism Dickens knew London well His childhood acuainted him with London's depths and his manhood and its long compulsive walks with the city's variety and extent Dickens sees much and everything he sees he describes with a photographer's intensity and interestIt is in its structure rather than its metaphors that Oliver Twist owes a great debt to the gothic novel Although superficially a Newgate novel streetboy corrupted by urban gang into a life of crime it is actually closer to that of the traditional gothic with Oliver Twist taking the place of the menaced gothic heroine Oliver is torn between men who wish to control him often for their own selfish purposes and it is the struggle between guardians and would be guardians that gives the narrative of Oliver Twist its shape in much the same way that such a struggle determined the narrative movement of The Mysteries of Udolpho All in all I was pleasantly surprised Oliver Twist is short for a Dickens' novel and it has few of the wearisome circumlocutions or labored jests that sometimes afflict his longer works His prose is spare and full of powerful effects The murder of Nancy can still touch the jaded modern heart with its horror and the last appearances of Sykes and Fagin are also well done There are sentimental touches and incredible coincidences this is still Dickens after all but Oliver Twist is in essence a realistic novel of Victorian poverty and crime and it still packs a powerful punch