He's an orphan who, constantly abused, finally runs away and goes to London for there he figures he'll never be found.
The story is more than a compelling tale: it is biting social commentary,
attacking the terrible conditions that the English masses had to endure
in the first half of the 19th century; it is especially critical of the
unfair Poor Law.
I've seen a few versions of Oliver but, to tell you the truth, I didn't read the novel yet... I guess that will be my project for the weekend.
So long my friends,