The spin number in The Classics Club Spin was announced yesterday. It’s number … 13
which for me is Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The rules of the Spin are that this is the book for me to read by January 31, 2020.
I’m delighted with this as I’ve been meaning to read it for years and never got round to it.
The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers with its depiction of a dark criminal underworld peopled by vivid and memorable characters – the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic romance, the Newgate novel and popular melodrama, Oliver Twist created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.
Did you take part in the Classics Spin? What will you be reading?
This is my last post until after Christmas, so I’m wishing you all a very …