Vintage Youth: Oliver Twist & Trainspotting (Vintage Classic Twins)

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099511335: Vintage Youth: Oliver Twist & Trainspotting (Vintage Classic Twins)

2 classic books for the price of 1: Vintage Youth is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Irvine Welsh's controversial bestseller Trainspotting.

Vintage Youth is just one of ten Vintage Classic Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination.

Oliver Twist: Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go. Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused.

Trainspotting: Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

" Oliver Twist: An unforgettable journey into criminal behaviour that takes me back to my own childhood fantasies" (Malcolm McDowell)

" Oliver Twist: Dickens is huge - like the sky. Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer - or any combination of these" (Susannah Clarke)

" Oliver Twist: The image of little Oliver Twist victimised by poverty, almost seduced by the specious excitement of crime, and then offered the possibility of a lucrative career in authorship is always compelling" ( Guardian)

" Trainspotting: Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades" ( Sunday Times)

" Trainspotting: One of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit and force" (Nick Hornby)

Book Description:

There are ten Vintage Classics Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book

Shipping: 30.28
From Germany to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charles Dickens (Autor), Irvine Welsh (Autor):
Published by Vintage Classics, (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099511339 ISBN 13: 9780099511335
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics, 2007. Book Condition: Neu. neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 403301 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 675. Bookseller Inventory # 363486

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 30.28
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds