Interview of Charles Dicken's about his novel Oliver Twist.
Me: Good afternoon. Sir Richard Dunn. Nice to meet you.
Richard Dunn: Nice to meet you too.
C.S.: May I ask you some questions aboutCharles Dickens and his novel Oliver Twist ?
R.D.: Yes, of course you can. I'm Charles Dicken's biographer. I'm answering you with pleasure.
C.S.:Ok, Let's go.
What, can you say about the novelOliver Twist ?
R.D.:Oliver Twist was publish by Richard Bentley in 1838. The Story is about an Orphan Oliver Twist. He escapes from a workhouse.
C.S.: I remember, he will meet Artful Dogder inLondon, no ?
R.D.: Yes, Oliver meet Artful Dogder, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockes. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlauwfulactivities.
C.S.: When Charles Dickens wrote, his novel, you know if he has a message ?
R.D.: Yes, Sure ! Charles Dickens wants to talk about contemporary evils, including the Poor Law, child labourand the recruitment of children as criminal.
C.S.: Ok, and nothing else ?
R.D.: Of course not ! In his novel, Charles mocks the hypocrisies of his time by surrounding the novel's serious themeswith sarcasm and dark humour.
C.S.: Somebody has inspire Charles for her novel ?
R.D.: Yes Charles may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of hardships as achild labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dicken's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.
C.S.: What expose the novel,Oliver Twist ?
R.D.: The book exposed the ownel treatment of many waif-child in London which increased international concern in what is sometimes known as « The Great London Waif Crisis » the large numberof orphans in London in the Dickens era.
C.S.: Thank you to have answer at our question Sire Dunn have you a last thing to say ?
R.D.: Yes, You should read Oliver Twist or look movies. Oliver...
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