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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


Memories: My Christmas Times At The Orphanage

It wasn’t like the stark institution where poor Oliver Twist asked for more gruel. It had a more dignified name than orphanage. From age six to 17, I lived at Girard College, then a free Philadelphia residence school for fatherless boys. 216 more words

Consider Yourself Part of the Furniture

Oliver Twist is an iconic Dickens novel that has been adapted to several stage and screen plays. Lionel Bart also transformed it into an award-winning stage musical that is popular around the world due to its cockney-rhyming slang; catchy ensemble numbers and the clear close relationship between Oliver and the Artful Dodger. 533 more words

You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, Boys...

During a search on the Old Bailey online website I stumbled across an interesting pickpocketing trial from 1840. In this particular one a young man, aged 15, was caught pickpocketing a woman in Wapping, London. 540 more words

A Sense of Humor Helps

There are many ways to judge whether a relationship might work. Sharing or at least tolerating each other’s sense of humor is one. When my wife and I dated I sometimes cooked a meal for us, and one night Judy held up her plate with a pathetic orphan look on her face and said, “Please, sir, may I have more?” My eyes popped wide as I recognized a speech from Oliver Twist. 476 more words

Final Jeopardy 11-24-2017

November 24, 2017


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Novel Character Names


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One orphan arriving before him was given the surname Swubble; some arriving later were to be Unwin & Vilkins… 8 more words

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About the novel..

Oliver Twist is the second novel by Charles Dickens. Published in its beginning in a serial format published monthly in the magazine Bentley between February 1837 and April 1839. 1,052 more words

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