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A Child Hero’s Journey: Oliver Twist

JAN / FEB 2012: BY RACHEL SEXTON

“Surprises, like misfortunes, seldom come alone.”

Good authors manage to set themselves apart from other writers with a unique voice in their work that becomes a trademark of their style. 947 more words

The real life Dodger and his crew?

Most readers will be familiar with Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist (or at least with one of the many film versions of the story). The young runaway Oliver arrives in London, tired, hungry and homeless, and is befriended by the Artful Dodger and inveigled into a (brief) life of crime.  553 more words

Police Court

Best Classic Novels/Poems Movie Adaptations

Whenever a book is adapted into another medium there will always be high expectations. It is easy for a movie adaptation from a book to fail miserably. 441 more words

Ranting

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Chapter one

Oliver’s early life

Oliver Twist was born in a workhouse, and when he arrived in this hard world, it was very doubtful whether he would live beyond the first three minutes. 27,123 more words

English For You

In the Spotlight - with Tony Adigun & Avant Garde Dance

Tony Adigun is a man of many hats: creative director, curator, choreographer, dancer, educator and mentor – all worn with the same signature passion and style. 982 more words

Image of the Week: "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two"

This week’s image is taken from Thomas Hood’s “Hood’s Own: or, Laughter from Year to Year” (1855) and aptly depicts the shenanigans of Fagin’s gang in Dickens’ … 308 more words

Novels

The Good Giver

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights . . .” (James 1:17).

“Please sir, I want some more.” 862 more words