Robinson Crusoe is a young, affluent man from the region of York, England, who embarks on a sea journey for adventure without informing his family. Throughout this journey, he encounters unexpected dangers and incidents, resulting in being stranded on a remote and uninhabited island for years. This novel holds a special place in English classical literature, and even after many years since its initial publication, it continues to be highly regarded. We recommend reading this beautiful 64-page book to everyone.
Oliver Twist enters the world in a grim workhouse in 1830s England, with the identity of his mother shrouded in mystery. Raised in an ill-managed orphanage, Oliver endures a stint in a workhouse for adults after daring to request more gruel. An opportunity arises when Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, offers a reward to rid the workhouse of Oliver. narrowly escaping an apprenticeship to a cruel chimney sweep, Oliver becomes an apprentice to Mr. Sowerberry, an undertaker. After clashing with another apprentice, Noah Claypole, Oliver flees to London.
In the outskirts of the city, Oliver encounters Jack Dawkins, a boy under the patronage of the notorious Fagin. Fagin, a career criminal, trains orphans in the art of pickpocketing. During a failed pickpocketing mission, Oliver recoils from the criminal life and is taken in by Mr. Brownlow, the victim of the theft. Nursed back to health, Oliver thrives in Mr. Brownlow’s care. However, Bill Sikes, a member of Fagin’s gang, recaptures Oliver and involves him in a burglary. Shot during the heist, Oliver finds refuge with Mrs. Maylie and her niece Rose. Unbeknownst to Oliver, Fagin and a mysterious figure named Monks plot to reclaim him.
As the narrative unfolds, it is revealed that Oliver’s mother left a gold locket, destroyed by Monks. Nancy, a member of Fagin’s gang, attempts to thwart their plans, leading to her tragic demise at the hands of Sikes. Pursued by guilt and an angry mob, Sikes meets his end. Mr. Brownlow confronts Monks, exposing a familial connection—Monks is Oliver’s half-brother. Their father, Mr. Leeford, had an affair with Oliver’s mother, Agnes Fleming. Monks, seeking to deny Oliver his inheritance, is forced to relinquish it by Mr. Brownlow. Furthermore, Rose is revealed to be Agnes’s sister, making her Oliver’s aunt. Fagin meets a grim fate at the gallows. In a heartwarming resolution, Mr. Brownlow adopts Oliver, and they, along with the Maylies, embrace a tranquil life in the countryside.
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