Oliver Twist


Charles Dickens


  • 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
    The Expedition.
  • Chapter XXII
    The Burglary.
  • 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
    Fatal Consequences.
  • 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
    And Last.

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