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Hard Times

Hard Times - 04 edition

Hard Times - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9781593081072

ISBN10: 1593081073

Hard Times by Charles Dickens - ISBN 9781593081072
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics
Published: 2004
International: No
Hard Times by Charles Dickens - ISBN 9781593081072

ISBN13: 9781593081072

ISBN10: 1593081073

Edition: 04

Summary

Set amid smokestacks and factories, Charles Dickens's Hard Times is a blistering portrait of Victorian England as it struggles with the massive economic turmoil brought on by the Industrial Revolution.
Championing the mind-numbing materialism of the period is Thomas Gradgrind, one of Dickens's most vivid characters. He opens the novel by arguing that boys and girls should be taught "nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life." Forbidding the development of imagination, Gradgrind is ultimately forced to confront the results of his philosophy -- his own daughter's terrible unhappiness.

Full of suspense, humor, and tenderness, Hard Times is a brilliant defense of art in an age of mechanism.

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