Hard Times

For These Times
Author: Heidi Stillman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810120380
Category: Drama
Page: 135
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This adaptation of Charles Dickens' Hard Times captures the same feelings of desolate desperation and energizing celebration that overwhelms and ultimately consumes the characters in the novel itself.

Hard Times: For These Times (Unabridged)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 671
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Hard Times: For These Times (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father. When Louisa, trapped in a loveless marriage, falls prey to an idle seducer, the crisis forces her father to reconsider his cherished system. Yet even as the development of the story reflects Dickens's growing pessimism about human nature and society, Hard Times marks his return to the theme which had made his early works so popular: the amusements of the people. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors, English
Page: 352
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The world of Hard Times For These Times revolves around a small industrial town firmly in the grip of one businessman. Bounderby is owner of the local mill and Gradgrind, his employee, is the schoolmaster--together they define and enforce the town's moral character with an iron fist. Many of the characters--including Gradgrind eventually--try and fail to resist Bounderby's influence, to their own demise. Published in 1854, the novel revealed Dickens' sharpest views on capitalism and its questionable moral underpinnings and spurred significant critical debate among his contemporaries. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Hard Times

For These Times
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Schwere Zeiten

Gesellschaftskritisches Werk des Autors von Oliver Twist, David Copperfield und Große Erwartungen
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026843495
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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Dieses eBook: "Schwere Zeiten" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. In seinen Werken finden sich oft konkrete Hinweise auf die sozialen Missstände des viktorianischen Zeitalters, etwa durch die beispielhafte Darstellung der kritischen Situation der armen Stadtbevölkerung oder der damals vorherrschenden Sozialstrukturen. So schafft es Dickens gekonnt mit Oliver Twist, seinem zweiten Roman von 1838, seiner Leserschaft das Problem von Armut und daraus folgender Kriminalität nahezubringen, was seinerzeit dazu beitrug, auf die schwierige Lage der Bevölkerung von Jacob's Island, einem damaligen Slum in London, in dem der Roman spielt, aufmerksam zu machen; in der Folge verbesserte sich die dortige Lebenssituation. Aus dem Buch: "Hierin beruhte die Springfeder der mechanischen Kunst und des Geheimnisses, die Vernunft zu erziehen, ohne sich zur Ausbildung der Gefühle und Neigungen herabzulassen. Man muß sich nie wundern! Bringe alle Sachen vermittels Addition, Subtraktion, Multiplikation und Division in Ordnung und wundere dich nie. »Gebt mir ein Kind«, sagt M'Choakumchild, »das wenigstens allein gehen kann, und ich werde es dahin bringen, daß es sich niemals mehr wundert!«"

Tiempos Dificiles / Hard Times for These Times


Author: Charles Dickens,Fernando Galván,Amando Lázaro Ros
Publisher: Ediciones Catedra
ISBN: 9788437610702
Category: Fiction
Page: 456
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Charles Dickens sigue siendo para muchos el prototipo del novelista victoriano, pues en su obra se condensan los valores y los ideales de esa sociedad. Novelista burgués, sensible a los cambios sociales que se producen en su entorno, logró conciliar dos mundos: el de la sociedad establecida y el de los descontentos y oprimidos. «Tiempos difíciles» no es sólo un tratado genuino de la realidad efervescente de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX en Inglaterra: las tensiones liberales provocadas por una huelga en el sector textil. Constituye, además, una crítica al utilitarismo más radical, y, en un plano más secundario y marginal, aborda el tema del matrimonio como reflejo de su infeliz experiencia personal.

Works

Hard Times for These Times, Pictures from Italy, Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings, Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Christmas Books and Hard Times

Novel (World's Classic's)
Author: Charles Dickens,Hablot Knight Browne
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541012660
Category:
Page: 458
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Hard Times - For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book appraises English society and highlights the social and economic pressures of the times.Hard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it.[1] Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London.[2] Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester, though smaller. Coketown may be partially based on 19th-century Preston. One of Dickens's reasons for writing Hard Times was that sales of his weekly periodical, Household Words, were low, and it was hoped the novel's publication in instalments would boost circulation - as indeed proved to be the case. Since publication it has received a mixed response from critics. Critics such as George Bernard Shaw and Thomas Macaulay have mainly focused on Dickens's treatment of trade unions and his post-Industrial Revolution pessimism regarding the divide between capitalist mill owners and undervalued workers during the Victorian era. F. R. Leavis, a great admirer of the book, included it - but not Dickens' work as a whole - as part of his Great Tradition of English novels......... Hablot Knight Browne (10 July 1815 - 8 July 1882) was an English artist. Well-known by his pen name, Phiz, he illustrated books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever, and Harrison Ainsworth.... Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Hard Times

For These Times
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Best Classic Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 134
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By 1854, when Hard Times was published, Charles Dickens' magisterial progress as a writer had come to incorporate a many-sided, coherent vision of English society, both as it was and as he wished it to be. Hard Times. a classic Dickensian story of redemption set in a North of England town beset by industrialism, everywhere benefits from this vision - in the trenchancy of its satire, in its sweeping indignation at social injustice, and in the persistent humanity with which its author enlivens his largest and smallest incidents.

Works of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1

Hard Times for These Times (Classic Reprint)
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780365262237
Category:
Page: 468
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Excerpt from Works of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1: Hard Times for These Times Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Charles Dickens's Hard times


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 142
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A collection of eight critical essays on the Dickens novel, arranged in chronological order of original publication.

Hard Times for These Times


Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270270648
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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