Literary Classics are indispensable masterpieces, which help us understand our world irrespective of changing times. Timelessness of such works make them even more relevant for younger minds that are in their formative years. But the children, when they are just brushing their linguistic teeth might find Elizabethan English a little harder to chew and might choose to stay away.
Wisemen Publication’s – Wisemen World Classics is an attempt to befriend your growing child with Great Masters of world literature, retelling their content in contemporary prose with vivid illustrations, while retaining the music of the original work.
About Oliver Twist Story.
Oliver Twist is a fascinating story of a boy who was born orphan in a workhouse of 19th century, England. His mother dies after giving birth to him and he spends nine years of his life in a badly managed orphanage before being tendered to his undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry who could teach him some trade for a living.
Oliver though has never seen his mother, yet a disparaging comment about her by his fellow apprentice boy infuriates him to such an extent that he attacks him and is punished in return.
Desperate, he runs away and on reaching London falls in the hands of Fagin, a career criminal who along with accomplices teaches him to pick pockets and burglary.
Oliver’s destiny takes him through a maze of events of crime, chasing and tracing. Read this book and find out how is life shapes up..
About Chales Dickens (1812 – 1870)
Chales Dickens began his literary career as a journalist. He published a series of sketches under the pseudonym ‘Boz’. In April 1836,he married Catherine Hogarth, daughter of George Hogarth, his editor. This was the time when Pickwick papers, were published bringing him immense popularity.
Dickens’ life has been of rags to riches. Born in 1812 in Portsmouth, he had to be withdrawn from school because his father was imprisoned for bad debt. Later, he worked in a factory in appalling conditions, loneliness and despair. After three years, he was returned to school, but the experience was never forgotten and became fictionalized in two of his better-known novels David Copperfield and Great Expectations.
A writer of inexhaustible energy, he was also a theatre enthusiast, wrote plays and performed. He also lectured against slavery in the United States and toured extensively.
He was estranged from his wife in 1858, after the birth of their tenth child, maintained relations with his mistress, the actress Ellen Ternan and died a stroke in 1870