Includes the complete serialisation (and True First Edition) of Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist", which was published between February 1837 and April 1839. Quarter bound in leather with marbled boards.Possibly rebacked at some point, though retaining the spine strips. Leather with wear to the edges and corners, boards scuffed. Blocks sound, though unfortunately, the volumes lack many of the plates including all Oliver Twist plates. Light toning to the pages, a few foxing spots here and there, mainly to the title and latter pages and blanks. RARE Collection, seldom offered on the open market, especially collectable with the unique additional ephemera included. CHARLES DICKENS; Oliver Twist (1837) True First Edition inc Cruikshank Autograph.
Plate Count Volume 1 Contains 10 of 16 plates Volume 2 Contains 4 of 14 plates (plus additional plate, acf) Volume 3 lacks all 14 plates, but does include the colour'Willow' pattern plate illustration Volume 4 Contains 3 of 15 plates Volume 5 Contains 1 of the 15 plates, plus one not listed Olliver Twist was originally published in monthly instalments in the magazine Bentley's Miscellany, from February 1837 to April 1839. It was originally intended to form part of Dickens's serial, The Mudfog Papers.
The novel first appeared in book form six months before the initial serialisation was completed, in three volumes published by Richard Bentley, the owner of Bentley's Miscellany, under the author's pseudonym, "Boz". Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. The alternative title,'The Parish Boy's Progress', alludes to Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress. In this early example of the social novel, Dickens satirises the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children.The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens's own youthful experiences contributed as well. Oliver Twist has been the subject of numerous adaptations for various media, including a highly successful musical play, Oliver! And the multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 motion picture. Disney also put its spin on the novel with the animated film called Oliver & Company in 1988. Oliver Twist Serial Publication Dates I February 1837 (chapters 12) II March 1837 (chapters 34) III April 1837 (chapters 56) IV May 1837 (chapters 78) V July 1837 (chapters 9-11) VI August 1837 (chapters 1213) VII September 1837 (chapters 1415) VIII November 1837 (chapters 1617) IX December 1837 (chapters 1819) X January 1838 (chapters 2022) XI February 1838 (chapters 2325) XII March 1838 (chapters 2627) XIII April 1838 (chapters 2830) XIV May 1838 (chapters 3132) XV June 1838 (chapters 3334) XVI July 1838 (chapters 3537) XVII August 1838 (chapters 38-part of 39) XVIII October 1838 (conclusion of chapter 3941) XIX November 1838 (chapters 4243) XX December 1838 (chapters 4446) XXI January 1839 (chapters 4749) XXII February 1839 (chapter 50) XXIII March 1839 (chapter 51) XXIV April 1839 (chapters 5253). Please also await an invoice if purchasing a'Courier' item.
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