Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Charles Dicken's timeless tale; Oliver Twist; read by the actor Alex Jennings.
The story of the orphan Oliver; who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves; shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin; the artful Dodger; the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance; the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama; Dickens created an entirely newkind of fiction; scathing in its indictment of a cruel society; and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.
Part of a series of abridged; vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives.
Affordable; collectable; quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.