Oliver Twist was born in England during the 1830s.
He does not know his mother’s name. She is found on the street and dies just after Oliver is born.
Until he is nine years old, Oliver lives in a bad home for young orphans.
Later, he lives in a workhouse.
There, the other boys bully Oliver. One day, they force him to ask for more food at the end of a meal.
Mr Bumble, the manager, gets angry. He offers five pounds to anyone who will take Oliver away from the workhouse.
Then, Oliver becomes an apprentice for an undertaker, Mr Sowerberry.
When Noah Claypole, the undertaker’s other apprentice, makes rude comments about Oliver’s mother, Oliver attacks him.
The Sowerberrys get angry. Oliver is desperate and escapes to London.
There, Oliver meets Jack Dawkins, a boy his age.
Jack offers him shelter in the London house of his mentor, Fagin.
Fagin is a criminal who trains orphan boys to steal for him.
After a few days of training, Oliver goes on a mission to pick pockets with two other boys.
When he sees them taking a handkerchief from an old man, Oliver is horrified and runs away.
Oliver is accused of the theft.
Mr Brownlow, the victim of the theft, takes pity on Oliver, who is sick. He brings him to his home and takes care of him until he gets better.
Mr Brownlow is shocked by Oliver’s resemblance to a portrait of a young woman in his house.
Oliver does well in Mr Brownlow’s home.
Two young adults from Fagin’s gang, Bill Sikes and his lover Nancy, capture Oliver and bring him back to Fagin.
Fagin sends Oliver to help Sikes in a burglary.
Oliver gets shot by a servant of the house. After Sikes escapes, he is welcomed by the women living there, Mrs Maylie and her beautiful adopted niece Rose.
They love Oliver, and he spends a lovely summer with them in the countryside.
However, Fagin and a strange man named Monks want to capture Oliver again.
It is revealed that Oliver’s mother had a gold locket when she died.
Monks obtains and destroys the locket.
When the Maylies come to London, Nancy meets with Rose. She informs her about Fagin’s plans, but a member of Fagin’s gang hears their conversation.
When Sikes discovers Nancy’s revelation, he murders her and flees London.
Sikes accidentally hangs himself while trying to escape.
Mr Brownlow reunites with the Maylies and Oliver.
He forces Monks to reveal the truth about Oliver’s family.
It is revealed that Monks is Oliver’s half-brother.
Mr Leeford, their father, was married to a rich woman and had an affair with Oliver’s mother, Agnes Fleming.
All this time, Monks did not want Oliver to have the family inheritance.
Mr Brownlow forces Monks to let Oliver have his share.
It is also discovered that Rose is Agnes’s younger sister. Therefore, she is Oliver’s aunt.
Fagin is executed for his crimes.
Finally, Mr Brownlow adopts Oliver. Along with the Maylies, they live happily in the countryside.