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
Category: England
Page: 376
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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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Hard Times

Barron's Book Notes
Author: N.A
Publisher: Best Classic Books
ISBN: N.A
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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 in the Lands of Plenty

Oil Politics in Iran and Indonesia
Author: Benjamin B. Smith
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801444395
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 243
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Smith deciphers the paradox of the resource curse and questions its inevitability through an innovative comparison of the experiences of Iran and Indonesia.

Hard Times for Jake Smith


Author: Aileen Kilgore Henderson
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 9781571316493
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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In 1935 Alabama, when twelve-year-old MaryJake is abandoned by her financially-strapped parents and told to walk to the house of unknown relatives, she dresses like a boy and joins the household of an old widow before discovering secrets about her own family.

Hard Times in the Marvelous City

From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro
Author: Bryan McCann
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822377349
Category: History
Page: 264
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Beginning in the late 1970s, activists from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro challenged the conditions—such as limited access to security, sanitation, public education, and formal employment—that separated favela residents from Rio's other citizens. The activists built a movement that helped to push the nation toward redemocratization. They joined with political allies in an effort to institute an ambitious slate of municipal reforms. Those measures ultimately fell short of aspirations, and soon the reformers were struggling to hold together a fraying coalition. Rio was bankrupted by natural disasters and hyperinflation and ravaged by drug wars. Well-armed drug traffickers had become the new lords of the favelas, protecting their turf through violence and patronage. By the early 1990s, the promise of the favela residents' mobilization of the late 1970s and early 1980s seemed out of reach. Yet the aspirations that fueled that mobilization have endured, and its legacy continues to shape favela politics in Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Chicago

With the Chicago Tribune Articles that Inspired it
Author: Maurine Watkins,Thomas H. Pauly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780809321292
Category: Drama
Page: 158
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The true story behind the Broadway smash hit. Originally published in 1927 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Hard Times

Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781718698567
Category:
Page: 186
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Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Hard Times - For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era. 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. 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. 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.

Hard Times for These Times - Primary Source Edition


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 9781293537497
Category:
Page: 370
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Hard Times in Paradise


Author: David Colfax,Micki Colfax
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 044656141X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
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An account of one family's life in a redwood forest describes how the Colfax's lived without electricity, running water, or a phone, and how they educated their sons, three of whom were accepted to Harvard on full scholarships.