Oliver Twist

by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

Format: Book on CD 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD DIC
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Tim McInnerny stars as the murderous Bill Sikes with Pam Ferris as Mrs. Mann and Edward Long as Oliver in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization of one of Dickens' best known novels.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Dickens is a popular author among those reframing classic stories as graphic novels, and Oliver Twist has been adapted by a variety of American cartoonists in the past 50 years. In this French team's hands, however, we are treated to a much fuller version of Dickens' original, fully exploring the role of Oliver's half brother and the power play between Bill Sykes and Fagin. (The French edition, intended for children and students, appeared across five volumes, all of which are bound together in this Classics Illustrated Deluxe edition.) The full-color cartoon images show the literal warts of the bad guys, incorporate such Victorian idiomatic reflections of class as Fagin's pickle of a nose and Mr. Brownlow's lush facial hair, and the high energy of the numerous boys in the story. Variously sized panels shaped to facilitate the narrative flow communicate to the reader the states of mind of the characters. An excellent addition to any classics-adaptation shelf.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The inimitable Martin Jarvis brings his talents to bear on Charles Dickens's classic in an audiobook that will delight listeners with its superb recreations of gritty 19th-century London. To escape Mr. Bumble and life in the workhouse, Oliver flees to London where he meets the Artful Dodger and becomes embroiled with Fagin's ragtag band of thieves. Jarvis simply dazzles: his performance captures both the humor and sorrow of the text, his narration is crisp, and his characterizations-his rendition of the terrifying district magistrate, Mr. Fang, is particularly memorable-are as varied as they are energetic, befitting, and enjoyable. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Criminals -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Publisher North Kingston, RI :BBC Audiobooks America,2001
Contributors Ferris, Pam.
McInnerny, Tim.
Long, Edward.
Participants/Performers Read by Pam Ferris, Tim McInnerny, and Edward Long.
Language English
Description 3 audio discs (2 hr., 37 min) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0792739965
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