Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
By Willard Peart
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Oliver Twist is born into a life of poverty and misfortune in a workhouse in an unnamed town (although when originally published in Bentley's Miscellany in 1837 the town was called Mudfog and said to be within 75 miles north of London). Orphaned almost from his first breath by his mother’s death in childbirth and his father’s unexplained absence, Oliver is meagerly provided for under the terms of the Poor Law, and spends the first eight years of his life at a baby farm in the 'care' of a woman named Mrs. Mann. Along with other juvenile offenders against the poor laws, Oliver is brought up with little food and few comforts. Around the time of the orphan’s ninth birthday, Mr. Bumble, a parish beadle, removes Oliver from the baby farm and puts him to work picking oakum at the main workhouse (the same one where his mother worked before she died). Oliver, who toils with very little food, remains in the workhouse for six months, until the desperately hungry boys decide to draw lots; the loser must ask for another portion of gruel. The task falls to Oliver, who at the next meal tremblingly comes forward, bowl in hand, and makes his famous request: "Please, sir, I want some more."
Oliver; "Please, sir, I want some more."
Interface & Design
Page Turning,Settings,Menus & Table Of Contents Uniquely Designed
Rich Graphical User Interface
Designed with focus on reading, menus and settings are out of the way but easily accessible
Sun Table Of Content System
3D Page Turning
Font Face - Option to choose different font types
Font Size - Adjust font size to make smaller or larger
Text Color - Change the color of the reading text on the screen
Text Alignment - Choose to have text aligned: Left, Right, Center, Justified
Line Spacing - Spacing between each line
Margin Width - Distance between the text and sides of the reader
Link Color - Set color for links
Selection Color - Color for highlighted text
Night Reading - Choose for easier reading at night
Page Turn Sound - Page Turning sound on or off
Lock Rotation - Option to lock reader to portrait mode only
Hide Phone Status - Ability to show or hide the status of the phone/network"
- Category: Books
- Released: 06 January 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Willard Peart
- © 2009 PublishThis, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.