Oliver Twist is one of the most well-known stories ever told, about a young orphan who has to survive the mean streets of London before ultimately being rescued by a kindly benefactor.
But it is his friend, the Artful Dodger, who has the far more intriguing tale, filled with more adventure and excitement than anything boring Oliver could possibly get up to. Throw in some vampires and a plot to overthrow the British monarchy, and what you have is the thrilling account that Charles Dickens was too scared to share with the world.
From the brilliant mind of novelist and comic book veteran Peter David, Artful is the dark, funny, and action-packed story of one of the most fascinating characters in literary history.
About the Author
Award-winning author Peter David has had over a hundred novels published, many of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. A prolific, self-proclaimed “writer of stuff,” David has worked in every conceivable media—film, books (fiction, nonfiction, and audio), short stories, comic books, and video games. Currently much of his time is occupied with the self-publishing endeavor of www.crazy8press.com, where you can find such titles of his as Fearless (a sequel to his novel Tigerheart) and Pulling Up Stakes. He also writes for Marvel Comics, including X-Factor and the Dark Tower series based on the Stephen King books. David—who is semifluent in French, an avid bowler, and a big-time Mets fan—lives in Long Island with his wife, Kathleen, and children.