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London English Literature

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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages64
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Open LibraryOL10615945M
ISBN 100340119608
ISBN 109780340119600

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Hard Times opens with the usual Dickens comic brio and sabre-toothed satire. Mr Gradgrind’s pursuit of Facts, Facts, Facts deadens his daughter Louisa’s sense of Fancy and humour, until she relents to a marriage to Mr.

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This was Dickens answer to Adam Smith. He posits that compassion and understanding are as important for a good life as acting in one's own self interest. He mocks the idea that fate responds only to self interest. I recommend this book highly. You can never go wrong with /5().

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For instance, in the opening section of the book, a simple contrast emerges between Mr. Gradgrind. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Hard Times Author: Charles Dickens Release Date: Ma [eBook #] [This file was first posted on Janu ] Language: English Character set encoding: ISOUS (US-ASCII.

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The novel is a bitter indictment of industrialization, with its dehumanizing effects on workers and communities in midth-century England. Louisa and Tom Gradgrind have been harshly raised by their.

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Hard Times is no exception to this rule. Dickens attacks the Utilitarian education, the arrogance of the middle and upper class, and the industrial revolution.

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Summary. In her grief over Stephen's not returning, Rachael turns to Sissy for comfort and companionship. On a Sunday morning more than a week after Stephen's disappearance, she and Sissy are walking in the fields near Coketown.

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Dickens's reasons for writing Hard Times were mostly monetary. Sales of his weekly periodical, Household Words, were low, and he hoped the inclusion of this novel in instalments would increase sales.

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Hard Times (version 2 dramatic reading) Charles DICKENS ( - ) Charles Dickens' novel opens with the philosophy of education espoused by the eminently practical Mr. Gradgrind, who prizes "facts and calculations.".

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The two important allusions to note are both Biblical ones: the use of the word "sowing" does not only correspond to the old proverb "you reap what you sow" but it has a particular resonance with Dickens' largely Protestant.

About Hard Times. Written deliberately to increase the circulation of Dickens’s weekly magazine, Household Words, Hard Times was a huge and instantaneous success upon publication in Yet this novel is not the cheerful celebration of Victorian life one might have expected from the beloved author of The Pickwick Papers and The Old Curiosity Shop.

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The novel shows presents to readers the authors perspective of life during the nineteenth century and makes comments on the central theme of fact versus fancy.

Hard Times was published in With its publication in a serialised form, Dickens not only reignited the sales of his weekly magazine but also delivered a good novel.

Nevertheless, as the critics point out, Hard Times was certainly a novel which was written almost in a. Hard Times, the shortest of Dickens's full-length novels, is set in the fictitious Victorian-England city of Coketown, where facts are the rule and all fancy is to be stamped out.

Book Review: “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens and characters that is not typical of Dickens, Hard Times is partly a critique of a political and economic movement that was taking England by storm in the s, and partly a demonstration of Dickens’s belief that children need wonder in their lives — fairy tales, make-believe, fancy.

Hard Times – For These Times is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era.

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