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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
|Publication date:||8th October 1992|
|Publisher:||Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman|
|Categories:||Classic fiction (pre c 1945),|
Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had been taken to the debtors' prison. Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year ...More About Charles Dickens