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Hard Times

Mass Market Paperbound - 01 July 2008
Dickens, Charles (Author)
Busch, Frederick (Introduction by)
Smiley, Jane (Afterword by)
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Dickens's scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society.
Coketown, the depressed mill town that is the setting for one of Charles Dickens's most powerful and unforgettable novels, is all brick, machinery, and smoke-darkened chimneys. Its emblematic citizen, the schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind, lives to impose his version of education: facts and statistics that feed the mind while starving the soul and spirit. Inflexible and unyielding, he places conformity above curiosity and logic over sentiment, only to see his philosophy warp and destroy the lives of his own family.
Filled with memorable characters and scenes, Hard Times is a daring novel of ideas--and, ultimately, a celebration of love, hope, and imagination.
With an Introduction by Frederick Busch
and an Afterword by Jane Smiley

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0451530993

ISBN-13: 9780451530998

Publisher: Signet Book       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Format: Mass Market Paperbound | 313 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 17.42 x 10.67 x 2.36 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.17 Kg

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