I have a vague memory of reading a chapter or so of Oliver Twist. I don't recall the details, but I do remember the cocky adolescent character, Charlie Bates. A fellow freshman, Russell Appleton (I wonder how he ended up) laughed himself silly when our instructor read to us about Master Bates. Innocent that I was, I had no idea of the joke - and, since most of the room was quiet, I don't think I was alone.
And so now, in my dotage when I can do anything I want - I don't want to do much - I finally read the whole book on my Kindle (modern dotage). Cross that off the list.