Oliver Twist

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‘Oliver Twist’, Dickens’ second novel, (1837) is a gripping tale of life on London’s darker side, the workhouses and the dark alleys. He mixes grim realism with merciless satire to describe the effects of industrialisation on 19th century. England and to criticise the harsh new Poor Laws (1834). They stated that a workhouse “should be so enforced to deter the idle, the dissolute, the worthless, from seeking shelter within its walls.” It is a scathing attack on injustice and oppression.

DIMENSIONS - 16 x 23 x 16cm