Originally Posted by HarryT
The novel, though, is a VERY different beast, and definely written for an "adult" audience. It contains some wonderful writing, and has some unforgettable characters - Oliver himself, of course; Fagin, who runs a gang of child thieves and prostitutes, the professional criminal, Bill Sykes and his girlfriend Nancy, and many more.
Is this the one with the kid that dies scarfs, and he goes and works for a mortician at the beginning? If so, I just couldn't get into it.