This book is Charles Dickens' classic novel "Oliver Twist". First published in serial form between 1837 and 1839, it is the story of Oliver Twist, a young orphan who begins life in a workhouse. After escaping he goes to London and joins a group of petty thieves. This timeless story constitutes a must-read for all lovers of the form, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Dickens' marvellous work. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) was an English author, widely considered to be the most important novelist of the Victorian era. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.