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date: 19 September 2019

Oliver Twist 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

A novel by Charles *Dickens, published 1837–8. Oliver Twist is the name given to a child of unknown parentage born in a workhouse and brought up under ruthless conditions. Bumble, the parish beadle, is especially callous. Here Dickens demonstrates his hostility to Benthamism, and to the provisions of the ... ...

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