Hard Times

Author(s): Charles Dickens

Classics

The shortest of Charles Dickens's novels, "Hard Times "is also his most pointed and impassioned satire of social injustice.
Set in Coketown, a fictional industrial town in the north of England, "Hard Times" was born of its author's indignation at the soul-crushing conditions of the industrial age, and yet it vibrantly transcends the stock situations and polemical weaknesses typical of social protest fiction of the time. The indelible characters--Mr. Gradgrind, whose utilitarian educational philosophy emotionally cripples his own children; the hypocritical factory owner Josiah Bounderby; Stephen Blackpool, an honest worker wrongly accused of a crime; and Sissy Jupe, a circus performer whose father abandons her to what he hopes is a better life--all come alive in classic Dickensian fashion, and contribute to a satiric vision of society tempered equally by righteous anger and compassionate humanity.

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General Fields

  • : 9780307947208
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Vintage Books
  • : January 2012
  • : 203mm X 132mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2012
  • : books

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  • : 320
  • : Paperback
  • : Charles Dickens