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ISBN-10: 0123456789

ISBN-13: 9780123456786

Edition: 2nd 1977 (Abridged)

Authors: Charles Dickens

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Set amid smokestacks and factories, Charles Dickens7;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 Dickens7;s most vivid characters. He opens the novel by arguing that boys and girls should be taught 0;nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.1; Forbidding the development of imagination, Gradgrind is ultimately forced to confront the results of his philosophy-his own daughter7;s terrible unhappiness. Full of suspense, humor, and tenderness, Hard Times is a brilliant defense of art in an age of…    
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Book details

List price: $4.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Elsie & Darcy, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 5.00" wide x 6.00" long x 7.00" tall
Weight: 0.330

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books…