- Chapter I
Treats of the place where Oliver Twist was born and of the circumstances attending his birth.
- Chapter II
Treats of Oliver Twist’s growth, education, and board.
- Chapter III
Relates how Oliver Twist was very near getting a place which would not have been a sinecure.
- Chapter IV
Oliver, being offered another place, makes his first entry into public life.
- Chapter V
Oliver mingles with new associates. Going to a funeral for the first time, he forms an unfavourable notion of his master’s business.
- Chapter VI
Oliver, being goaded by the taunts of Noah, rouses into action, and rather astonishes him.
- Chapter VII
Oliver continues refractory.
- Chapter VIII
Oliver walks to London. He encounters on the road a strange sort of young gentleman.
- Chapter IX
Containing further particulars concerning the pleasant old gentleman, and his hopeful pupils.
- Chapter X
Oliver becomes better acquainted with the characters of his new associates; and purchases experience at a high price. Being a short, but very important chapter, in this history.
- Chapter XI
Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and furnishes a slight specimen of his mode of administering justice.
- Chapter XII
In which Oliver is taken better care of than he ever was before. And in which the narrative reverts to the merry old gentleman and his youthful friends.
- Chapter XIII
Some new acquaintances are introduced to the intelligent reader, connected with whom various pleasant matters are related, appertaining to this history.
- Chapter XIV
Comprising further particulars of Oliver’s stay at Mr. Brownlow’s, with the remarkable prediction which one Mr. Grimwig uttered concerning him, when he went out on an errand.
- Chapter XV
Showing how very fond of Oliver Twist, the merry old jew and Miss Nancy were.
- Chapter XVI
Relates what became of Oliver Twist, after he had been claimed by Nancy.
- Chapter XVII
Oliver’s destiny continuing unpropitious, brings a great man to London to injure his reputation.
- Chapter XVIII
How Oliver passed his time in the improving society of his reputable friends.
- Chapter XIX
In which a notable plan is discussed and determined on.
- Chapter XX
Wherein Oliver is delivered over to Mr. William Sikes.
- Chapter XXI
- Chapter XXII
- Chapter XXIII
Which contains the substance of a pleasant conversation between Mr. Bumble and a Lady; and shows that even a beadle may be susceptible on some points.
- Chapter XXIV
Treats on a very poor subject. But is a short one, and may be found of importance in this history.
- Chapter XXV
Wherein this history reverts to Mr. Fagin and company.
- Chapter XXVI
In which a mysterious character appears upon the scene; and many things, inseparable from this history, are done and performed.
- Chapter XXVII
Atones for the unpoliteness of a former chapter; which deserted a lady, most unceremoniously.
- Chapter XXVIII
Looks after Oliver, and proceeds with his adventures.
- Chapter XXIX
Has an introductory account of the inmates of the house, to which Oliver resorted.
- Chapter XXX
Relates what Oliver’s new visitors thought of him.
- Chapter XXXI
Involves a critical position.
- Chapter XXXII
Of the happy life Oliver began to lead with his kind friends.
- Chapter XXXIII
Wherein the happiness of Oliver and his friends, experiences a sudden check.
- Chapter XXXIV
Contains some introductory particulars relative to a young gentleman who now arrives upon the scene; and a new adventure which happened to Oliver.
- Chapter XXXV
Containing the unsatisfactory result of Oliver’s adventure; and a conversation of some importance between Harry Maylie and Rose.
- Chapter XXXVI
Is a very short one, and may appear of no great importance in its place, but it should be read notwithstanding, as a sequel to the last, and a key to one that will follow when its time arrives.
- Chapter XXXVII
In which the reader may perceive a contrast, not uncommon in matrimonial cases.
- Chapter XXXVIII
Containing an Account of what passed between Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, and Mr. Monks, at their nocturnal interview.
- Chapter XXXIX
Introduces some respectable characters with whom the reader is already acquainted, and shows how Monks and the Jew Laid their worthy heads together.
- Chapter XL
A strange interview, which is a sequel to the last chamber.
- Chapter XLI
Containing fresh discoveries, and showing that suprises, like misfortunes, seldom come alone.
- Chapter XLII
An old acquaintance of Oliver’s, exhibiting decided marks of genius, becomes a public character in the metropolis.
- Chapter XLIII
Wherein is shown how the Artful Dodger got into trouble.
- Chapter XLIV
The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose Maylie. She Fails.
- Chapter XLV
Noah Claypole is employed by Fagin on a secret mission.
- Chapter XLVI
The Appointment Kept.
- Chapter XLVII
- Chapter XLVIII
The flight of Sikes.
- Chapter XLIX
Monks and Mr. Brownlow at length meet. Their conversation, and the intelligence that interrupts it.
- Chapter L
The pursuit and escape.
- Chapter LI
Affording an explanation of more mysteries than one, and comprehending a proposal of marriage with no word of settlement or pin-money.
- Chapter LII
Fagin’s last night alive.
- Chapter LIII