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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

It is sad for me to think that this will most likely be the last review I write for a novel by Dickens. Yet it gives me endless delight to think that I can read each one all over again to enjoy anew! I first read this novel many years ago. I do suspect that perhaps I was a bit young to truly appreciate just how vivid and moving Dickensí descriptions are. Oliver Twist is born into incredibly hard circumstances. He was not surrounded by concerned family members, and did not get to enjoy any comfort of a maternal nature. He was forced to battle it out with nature for his existence and in order to seek out a better life than the one offered at the workhouse. Any little kindness that is shown to Oliver is appreciated and remembered always. It is the very kindness of strangers that ensures that Oliver does indeed survive long enough to find lodgings of a sort in London. There are so many unforgettable characters in this story: the artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sikes and his dog Bulls-eye. I think that the character of Nancy shall most remain in my memory for her utmost kindness towards Oliver. She had to endure so much heartbreaking suffering for want of a kind family to care for her, and yet something quite pure remained in her spirit that would never be stamped out. Even if you have read this story before, I would encourage you to read it again. The characters and scenery that Dickens conjures up by his command of the English language are truly amazing. They continue to stay with you, and move you, long after you have finished reading the last sentence.

Jessie Westerlund

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We are the official supplier of textbooks for the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Unitec and Waiariki. University Bookshop stores are fully serviced academic campus stores, complete with an extensive range of general, academic and text books, student course supplies, stationery and more. Our philosophy has always been to be a competitive provider of textbooks, literature, educational and professional material to the tertiary, professional sectors, academic, municipal and professional libraries. We have achieved a reputation for excellence in New Zealand's book supply industry through our commitment to quality customer service.



University Bookshop stocks all texts for University of Auckland, AUT and Unitec courses. We can also procure any textbook for any University, contact us if you have any queries. We offer a number of services for students and give a discount off the RRP / List Price on most titles. For further information on our services for students please click here.

NorthTec Students

University Bookshop is also the official supplier for NorthTec. For further information on our NorthTec service please click here.

Waiariki Students

University Bookshop is also the official supplier for the Waiariki Institute of Technology. For further information on our Waiariki service please click here.

General Books

We have a comprehensive range of general books, including fiction, science fiction, foreign fiction, biographies, NZ non-fiction, science & humanities and many more. For further information on our services for students please click here.

Second Hand Books

University Bookshop pays cash for most current University of Auckland and AUT textbooks in good condition. We sell second-hand books instore only and not on the website because we cannot guarantee the quality of the stock. You will have to visit our stores on campus to see what is available. All second-hand books are labeled USED and are shelved alongside new texts. For further information on our services for students please click here.


To ensure the University Bookshop stocks the texts required for your course please contact our textbuyers. Their details can be found by clicking the link below. If you are new to The University of Auckland please come and see us in store to familiarise yourself with the University Bookshop and the peculiarities of the publishing industry in this part of the world. For further information on our services for lecturers please click here

Library Supplies

University Bookshop is a well established supplier of books to a large number of academic, municipal and professional libraries. Based at No 2 Alfred Street our experienced team offer a unique range services that include:

  • Research and book recommendation service

  • Worldwide book sourcing

  • Fast, efficient order fulfilment with order status reports

  • Credit facilities

  • Sales representative services with onsite book displays

Our research and book recommendation service is tailored to the information that we get from you the customer. Whether it's textbook requirements, professional, or specialised material, our Institutional sales team have the experience and resource materials to recommend the most up-to-date titles.
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