Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Edited by Jørgen Steen Veisland

Know your Classics #1

Oliver Twist, an orphan set upon by misfortune and adversity, runs away from the workhouse and is lured into a den of thieves peopled by inimitable personages. Combining elements of romance and melodrama, Oliver Twist inaugurated a new kind of fiction. Edited and introduced by Jørgen Veisland, and with a new author biography, this volume makes the classical text by Charles Dickens available to new generations of readers. Our edition includes the original illustrations by George Cruikshank.


About the author

Charles Dickens wrote novels, and is considered the greatest of Victorian era British novelists. His many volumes include such works as A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity during his lifetime than had any previous author. Much in his work could appeal to the simple and the sophisticated, to the poor and to the queen.

About the editor

Jørgen Steen Veisland is associate professor of Scandinavian, American and Comparative Literature at the University of Gdańsk, Poland, where he has been employed since 1992. He is a member of The International Association for Scandinavian Studies and The International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Dialectics of Modernism and many other books and articles.