Oliver Twist Questions and Answers
by Charles Dickens

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A very poignant novel, Oliver Twist certainly points to the cruelty that existed in Victorian England.  It is certainly not as great a work as others of Dickens as are Bleak House, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations; however, the character of Fagin remains one of the classic prototypes.  His inhumanity as he cares only for money is astounding. Even to the end, Fagin is the personification of exploitation and evil.

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My own personal reaction to this Dickensian classic is that I really liked it. I must admit to being a bit of a Dickens fan, and I love the way that he produces vast novels populated by such memorable characters. The story of the...

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