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Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

One World Classics -- Bloomsbury UK | July 12, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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Hard-biting satire, moving drama, and exuberant comedy find a very succinct and powerful expression in Dickens'' critique of industrial society
 
Dickens illustrates the condition of England through his depiction of the fictional northern city of Coketown. Among its inhabitants are Thomas Gradgrind, the utilitarian headmaster who attempts to impose his rigid worldview on his family circle, and the uncaring businessman Mr. Bounderby. Their materialist philosophies are tested throughout the novel, which also explores workers' conditions in factories, trade unions, and the spurious use of statistics. Perhaps the most polemical of his major novels, Hard Times is possibly the best introduction to the world of Charles Dickens. This edition includes pictures and an extensive section about the author''s life and works.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: July 12, 2011

Publisher: One World Classics -- Bloomsbury UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1847491413

ISBN - 13: 9781847491411

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Hard Times

Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: July 12, 2011

Publisher: One World Classics -- Bloomsbury UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1847491413

ISBN - 13: 9781847491411

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Hard-biting satire, moving drama, and exuberant comedy find a very succinct and powerful expression in Dickens'' critique of industrial society
 
Dickens illustrates the condition of England through his depiction of the fictional northern city of Coketown. Among its inhabitants are Thomas Gradgrind, the utilitarian headmaster who attempts to impose his rigid worldview on his family circle, and the uncaring businessman Mr. Bounderby. Their materialist philosophies are tested throughout the novel, which also explores workers' conditions in factories, trade unions, and the spurious use of statistics. Perhaps the most polemical of his major novels, Hard Times is possibly the best introduction to the world of Charles Dickens. This edition includes pictures and an extensive section about the author''s life and works.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was a literary phenomenon in his lifetime and renowned as much for his journalism and public speaking as for his novels. He now ranks as one of the most influential and popular authors in the English language.
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