Please, sir, I want some more - perhaps the most famous line from any Dickens novel. In this short course, we shall read and discuss Oliver Twist, using the Penguin Classics edition (2003). This is the first critical edition to use the original serial text of 1837-9, and thus we shall experience the story as it appeared in monthly parts to its first readers.
There is no need to read the book before the course begins.
Please buy this edition: Charles Dickens Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics edition, 2003) ISBN 978-0-141-43974-7
7pm - 8.30pm, 5 November - 10 December 2019
University main building: room KOL-F-123 (room change)
Reading programme: for week 2, please read to the end of chapter 12 (p 93)
for week 3, please read to the end of chapter 22 (p183), which is the end of Book One
for week 4, please read to the end of chapter 10 in Book Two (p273)
for week 5, please read to the end of chapter 5 in Book Three (p359)
for week 6, please read to the end of the book (p455)