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Pickpockets and The Language of Thieves

At the time Charles Dickens’s wrote Oliver Twist, life was very hard for the poor. Orphans and street urchins were often condemned to workhouses or like in Dickens’ classic tale, employed by older men in the art of pickpocketing. 606 more words

'Was you never on the mill?' - Flash Expressions in Oliver Twist

“Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens is a novel which delves into the criminal world of the 19th century. It was originally serialised in magazine form between 1837 and 1839 as monthly instalments which were published as they were written in ‘Bentley’s Miscellany’. 364 more words

The Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist: One Life Two Paths?

The idea that Charles Dickens created Oliver Twist as a social protest is something which has been deliberated in a previous blog post. Unfortunately, the methods in which Dickens achieved this were only briefly considered (word count folks), and this seemed a great shame. 540 more words

19th Century

more random than random!

A revealing question on X validated the past week was asking for a random generator that is “more random” than the outcome of a specific random generator, à la Oliver Twist: 90 more words


Oliver and the Twisted Judicial System

When Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist was first being serialised, starting out in 1837, criminal trials were very different to the court room sagas you may witness today. 763 more words

Day 3

Have you read about an orphan ?

But have you read about an orphan in Old England ?

An orphan in old England, who was raised in a workhouse, only to be sold as an apprentice 9 years later ? 478 more words

30 Days Challenge

Exerpt from Oliver Twist

“Please, sir, I want some more.”

The master was a fat, healthy man; but he turned very pale. He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper. 82 more words