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Susan’s Bookshelves: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

It’s Dickens at his angriest –  at least in the first half of the novel. He is relentlessly (excessively?) sardonic and the wry wit barely covers his outrage that innocent children should be treated as Oliver is in the workhouse and until he “escapes” to Fagin’s hell hole in London. Frying pans and fires come […]

4 days ago Susan Elkin