Oliver Twist /

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Main Author: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1992.
Series:Everyman's library ; 110
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • The Author's Preface to the Third Edition (1841)
  • Chapter 1. Treats of the place where Oliver Twist was born, and of the circumstances attending his birth
  • Chapter 2. Treats of Oliver Twist's growth, education, and board
  • Chapter 3. Relates how Oliver Twist was very near getting a place, which would not have been a sinecure
  • Chapter 4. Oliver, being offered another place, makes his first entry into public life
  • Chapter 5. Oliver mingles with new associates. Going to a funeral for the first time, he forms an unfavourable notion of his master's business
  • Chapter 6. Oliver, being goaded by the taunts of Noah, rouses into action, and rather astonishes him
  • Chapter 7. Oliver continues refractory
  • Chapter 8. Oliver walks to London. He encounters on the road a strange sort of young gentleman
  • Chapter 9. Containing further particulars concerning the pleasant old gentleman, and his hopeful pupils
  • Chapter 10. Oliver becomes better acquainted with the characters of his new associates; and purchases experience at a high price. Being a short, but very important chapter, in this history
  • Chapter 11. Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and furnishes a slight specimen of his mode of administering justice
  • Chapter 12. In which Oliver is taken better care of than he ever was before. And in which the narrative reverts to the merry old gentleman and his youthful friends
  • Chapter 13. Some new acquaintances are introduced to the intelligent reader, connected with whom, various pleasant matters are related, appertaining to this history
  • Chapter 14. Comprising further particulars of Oliver's stay at Mr. Brownlow's, with the remarkable prediction which one Mr. Grimwig uttered concerning him, when he went out on an errand
  • Chapter 15. Showing how very fond of Oliver Twist, the merry old Jew and Miss Nancy were
  • Chapter 16. Relates what became of Oliver Twist, after he had been claimed by Nancy
  • Chapter 17. Oliver's destiny continuing unpropitious, brings a great man to London to injure his reputation
  • Chapter 18. How Oliver passed his time in the improving society of his reputable friends
  • Chapter 19. In which a notable plan is discussed and determined on
  • Chapter 20. Wherein Oliver is delivered over to Mr. William Sikes
  • Chapter 21. The Expedition
  • Chapter 22. The Burglary
  • Chapter 23. Which contains the substance of a pleasant conversation between Mr. Bumble and a lady; and shows that even a beadle may be susceptible on some points
  • Chapter 24. Treats of a very poor subject. But is a short one, and may be found of importance in this history
  • Chapter 25. Wherein this history reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company
  • Chapter 26. In which a mysterious character appears upon the scene; and many things, inseparable from this history, are done and performed
  • Chapter 27. Atones for the unpoliteness of a former chapter; which deserted a lady, most unceremoniously
  • Chapter 28. Looks after Oliver, and proceeds with his adventures
  • Chapter 29. Has an introductory account of the inmates of the house, to which Oliver resorted
  • Chapter 30. Relates what Oliver's new visitors thought of him
  • Chapter 31. Involves a critical position
  • Chapter 32. Of the happy life Oliver began to lead with his kind friends
  • Chapter 33. Wherein the happiness of Oliver and his friends, experiences a sudden check
  • Chapter 34. Contains some introductory particulars relative to a young gentleman who now arrives upon the scene; and a new adventure which happened to Oliver
  • Chapter 35. Containing the unsatisfactory result of Oliver's adventure; and a conversation of some importance between Harry Maylie and Rose
  • Chapter 36. Is a very short one, and may appear of no great importance in its place, but it should be read notwithstanding, as a sequel to the last, and a key to one that will follow when its time arrives
  • Chapter 37. In which the reader may perceive a contrast, not uncommon in matrimonial cases
  • Chapter 38. Containing an account of what passed between Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, and Mr. Monks, at their nocturnal interview
  • Chapter 39. Introduces some respectable characters with whom the reader is already acquainted, and shows how Monks and the Jew laid their worthy heads together
  • Chapter 40. A strange interview, which is a sequel to the last chapter
  • Chapter 41. Containing fresh discoveries, and showing that surprises, like misfortunes, seldom come alone
  • Chapter 42. An old acquaintance of Oliver's, exhibiting decided marks of genius, becomes a public character in the metropolis
  • Chapter 43. Wherein is shown how the Artful Dodger got into trouble
  • Chapter 44. The time arrives for Nancy to redeem her pledge to Rose Maylie. She fails
  • Chapter 45. Noah Claypole is employed by Fagin on a secret mission
  • Chapter 46. The Appointment kept
  • Chapter 47. Fatal Consequences
  • Chapter 48. The Flight of Sikes
  • Chapter 49. Monks and Mr. Brownlow at length meet. Their conversation, and the intelligence that interrupts it
  • Chapter 50. The Pursuit and Escape
  • Chapter 51. Affording an explanation of more mysteries than one, and comprehending a proposal of marriage with no word of settlement or pin-money
  • Chapter 52. Fagin's last night alive
  • Chapter 53. And Last

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