Do you know this classic novel? The author is Charles Dickens. I read it once when I was in my thirties. I read it again about 10 years ago. And then I read it again last month. I read it this time because one of my students started to read it in English. I happened to have the book in my bookshelf. ( I don't throw away everything!) I have some free time these days so I go to the gym three times a week. And, I read more. So, I decided to read this book again. Mr. Dickens uses such beautiful English. Of course, it is British English. The story is about life in London 150 years ago. There were so many poor people and the government did not take care of them. According to Dickens "the poor people were bad because they were poor." The real story is about the bad men who did very bad things in the dark and dirty places of London. Finally the worst man, Bill Sikes murders a young girl. He then tries to run away from the memories of killing here. He hangs himself by accident. Horrible. Another bad man, Fagin, is caught by the police and hanged. Terrible. However, little Oliver Twist is saved and lives happily ever after. You should read it.
|Charles John Huffam Dickens|