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
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 376
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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


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Best Classic Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 336
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Hard Times, by Charles Dickens, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences-biographical, historical, and literary-to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Set amid smokestacks and factories, Charles Dickens'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 Dickens's most vivid characters. He opens the novel by arguing that boys and girls should be taught nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Forbidding the development of imagination, Gradgrind is ultimately forced to confront the results of his philosophy-his owndaughter's terrible unhappiness. Full of suspense, humor, and tenderness, Hard Times is a brilliant defense of art in an age of mechanism. Karen Odden received her Ph.D. from New York University, where she did her dissertation on Victorian literature. Most recently a lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she is now a freelance writer and lives in Arizona.

Hard Times

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Publisher: Best Classic Books
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Schwere Zeiten

Gesellschaftskritisches Werk des Autors von Oliver Twist, David Copperfield und Große Erwartungen
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 8027310776
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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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!«"

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: England
Page: 537
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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 of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1

Hard Times for These Times (Classic Reprint)
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780243916399
Category:
Page: 338
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Excerpt from Works of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1: Hard Times for These Times 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.

Hard Times for These Times - Primary Source Edition


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 9781293537497
Category:
Page: 370
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The Works of Charles Dickens

Hard Times for These Times; Pictures From Italy; Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings; Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy (Classic Reprint)
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483844889
Category:
Page: 518
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Excerpt from The Works of Charles Dickens: Hard Times for These Times; Pictures From Italy; Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings; Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Thomas gradgrind, sir. A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over. Thomas Gradgrind, sir - peremptorily Thomas - Thomas Gradgrind. With a rule and a pair of scales, and the multiplication table always in his pocket, sir, ready to weigh and measure any parcel of human nature, and tell you exactly what it comes to. It is a mere question of figures, a case of simple arithmetic. You might hope to get some other nonsensical belief into the head Of George Gradgrind, or Augustus Gradgrind, or John Gradgrind, or Joseph Gradgrind (all supposititious, non existent persons), but into the head Of Thomas Gradgrind - no, sir! In such terms Mr. Gradgrind always mentally introduced him self, Whether to his private circle of acquaintance, or to the public in general. In such terms, no doubt, substituting the words 'boys and girls, ' for 'sir, ' Thomas Gradgrind now presented Thomas Gradgrind to the little pitchers before him, who were to be filled so full of facts. 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.

Hard Times for These Times


Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270270631
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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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.