Readers of all ages from around the world are familiar with the poor, innocent orphan, Oliver Twist, who was born and grew up in a cruel Victorian workhouse. The compelling image of a hungry child asking for more food has also been portrayed in musicals and films based on the book. But who is this boy that wants more? The answer to this question comes at the end of a long and dangerous journey that takes the gentle, good-hearted boy into the great metropolis of London. We follow him through the dirty, dark streets and alleys of the slums, where he finds a home with thieves. This dishonest life then leads him to a completely different London, with its large houses surrounded by parks and gardens, where people are kind to him. As Oliver moves between these two worlds, he comes into contact with many different types of people from all classes of society. Some of them hold the secret to his past.