Key facts of the novel Oliver Twist
Author: Charles Dickens
Full Title: Oliver Twist: The Parish Boy’s Progress
Genre: Detective story or novel of social protest
Time of composition: 1837
Published date: 1837
Narrator: Anonymous narrator
Point Of View: Third person omniscient
Time Setting: 1830s, industrial revolution of England.
Place Setting: London and fictional town named Mudfog; the English countryside.
Duration of the plot: Most probably 15 years but mainly three years
Chapters: There are 14 chapters in the novel.
Protagonist: Oliver Twist
Major Conflict: Although Oliver is righteous, the social environment in which he has been raised encourages theft and prostitution. Oliver fights to gain his identity and to rise above the humiliating conditions of the lower classes.