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Study Guide for Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about Oliver Twist, ask questions, and get the answers you need.

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Book Basics

Author: Charles Dickens

Years Published: 1837–39

Type: Novel

Genre: Drama

Perspective and Narrator:

Oliver Twist is told from a third-person point of view with an omniscient, or all-knowing, narrator. This choice allows Dickens to accomplish several authorial goals: revealing interior thought processes and various emotions, adding commentary on characters, and editorializing on the events of the story and early 19th-century English society.

Tense:

Oliver Twist is written in the past tense.

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