Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

This is based on the pattern I should use at school.

Books are the storehouses of knowledge. They provide us information about various things. Generally, this saying pertains to knowledgeable reference books. But story books also provide great sense of erudition. They tell us about the lifestyle of the past, social problems faced in the present, problems which are likely to arise in the future through the mere form of stories, where the protagonist/characters experience them.

The story and information produced by novels varies depending on the category. For instance, social problems in the present would be found in adventurous stories written in this era. Similarly, lifestyle of the people in the past will generally be found in classic books. And Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens in just one out of them.

Charles Dickens is one among the most profound writers of English Literature. His famous works are Oliver Twist (1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1839), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities.

The book Oliver Twist, comprises on the story of an orphaned boy, Oliver, who grew up in a workhouse, where the children were ill-treated. Later, he suffers at the hands of a master criminal,, Fagin, and finally learns his true identity.

This book is indeed a great classic and there are innumerable people who would agree to this. This can be substantiated by taking into consideration, the rating details of this book, in a book recommendation website.(Goodreads)

About 67% (1,09,539) people have rated this book 4 and 5 out of 5 stars; where most readers, who have rated 4 stars, rated only 4, as they experienced difficulty in interpreting the language. With reference to the list of best books ever, Oliver Twist has ranked 177th out of 35,404 books. This book should definitely be in the reading list of every individual.

This book can be read by anyone from the age 12; if the language is simplified, it can be read even by a 10 year old. This book is recommended highly to those who enjoy classics and sad stories. But as mentioned before, it must be read by every individual.