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It centers on the story of the Artful Dodger from Charles Dickens classic tale “Oliver Twist”. The events of “Dodger” take place after Dodger has spent five years in a penal colony in Australia. In “Dodger” the Artful Dodger returns to London to try and locate his friends who he believes can help him locate a hidden fortune.
It’s well worth reading if you’ve read “Oliver Twist”:
If you’re a fan of “Oliver Twist”, you’ll find “Dodger” a fun read as it’s told from the Artful Dodger’s point of view and continues the tale of the Artful Dodger’s life. If you’ve never heard of Dodger, he is a part of gang of pickpockets who preys on wealthy individuals in Dickensian London.
It remains true to it’s source of inspiration “Oliver Twist”:
Unlike some books which are inspired by classic books, “Dodger” remains faithful to its source of inspiration “Oliver Twist”. As an example at the start of “Dodger” you’ll find that all of the characters from “Oliver Twist” faced the fates which they were dealt at the end of “Oliver Twist”.
You’ll still be able to understand “Dodger” if you’ve never read “Oliver Twist”:
If you’ve never read Oliver Twist, you’ll still be able to understand the storyline of “Dodger”. As the character and plot of “Dodger” are incredibly well written and you’ll easily find yourself lost in Dodger’s life in Dickensian London.
The Artful Dodger returns to London to find that all his friends have dispersed:
When Dodger returns to London he expects to find his old gang, which included Twist, Fagin and Sikes. However Dodger finds out that Fagin has been sent to the gallows for his crimes and that the rest of their gang has scattered. As a result of a new police force who is intent on clamping down on crime in London.
At the start of “Dodger” Artful Dodger has become a respectable man:
After being forced to spend years in Australia working on a farm, Dodger has become a reformed man and seeks to become a respectable businessman. When he decides to return to London he wants to repair his damaged reputation and to take care of a few business affairs. Although Dodger is tempted by the opportunity to try and locate a hidden fortune which would allow him to live a luxurious, respectable life in London.
Dodger is tempted to return to his own ways:
While Dodger has the best intentions when he travels to England from Australia, once he returns to his old stomping Ground Dodger is tempted to return to his old life of crime. To discover whether or not “Dodger” returns to a lucrative life of crime or finds the treasure which he requires in order to leave his life of crime behind him, you’ll have to pick up a copy of “Dodger”.
So if you’re keen to read a thrilling, well written book about the Artful Dodger and are interested in Dickensian London, it’s definitely well worth reading “Dodger” from cover to cover.