|Charles Dickens - "Oliver Twist"
|Another postcard of Bill Sikes and Bullseye.
|"Oliver Twist" was Dickens' second novel, and was first published in monthly instalments
between February 1837 and April 1839 in "Bentley's Miscellany". It was a great contrast to his
first novel, "The Pickwick Papers", and Dickens used it to target the 1834 Poor Law
Amendment Act which restructured the Work House system as a means of providing
assistance for the poor. The novel introduced many famous fictional characters including
Oliver himself, Bill Sikes, Nancy and Fagin. For more information about "Oliver Twist", follow
|"If you don't take pocket-handkechers and
watches, some other cove will, so that the
coves that lose 'em will be all the worse, and
you'll be all the worse too, and nobody half a
ha'porth the better except the chap wot gets
them." The Artful Dodger.
|Oliver Twist asks for more.
"Please, sir, I want some more."
The master...gazed in stupified astonishment
on the young rebel.
|Postcards of the Past
|Another version of Bill Sikes.
|Mr Bumble and Oliver.
|"Well then, keep quiet", rejoined Sikes, with
a growl that he was accustomed to use when
addressing his dog, "or I'll quiet you for a
good long time to come."
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