SCHWERE ZEITEN

Gesellschaftskritisches Werk des Autors von Oliver Twist, David Copperfield und Große Erwartungen
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027205743
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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Diese Ausgabe von "SCHWERE ZEITEN" wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. 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!""

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: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365811425
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
View: 1954

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Considered Dickens' harshest indictment of mid-19th-century industrial practices and their dehumanizing effects, Hard Times offers a fascinating tapestry of Victorian life, filled with the richness of detail, brilliant characterization, and passionate social concern that typify the novelist's finest creations.

About Charles Dickens' social-realist novel 'Hard Times'


Author: Johanna Wünsche
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638586081
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 7
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Essay aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Note: 1,7, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 7 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Charles Dickens’ social-realist novel Hard Times was his only novel published in weekly parts in his magazine Household Words in 1854. The serial publication was combined with the insertion of journalistic articles on themes which were discussed in the novel, so that “the journalism and the fiction nourished each other” (Simpson). In his novel Dickens depicts the life of men, women and children at the time of Industrial Revolution and points to themes like trade unions, political economy, education, marriage and divorce. Along with the changing political and economic structures, the role of women began to change in the middle of the 19th century. The so-called Women question was concerned with traditional roles of women who were valued for their tenderness and domestic affection, but who had no political rights. Since male writers of the Victorian period were often accused of inserting female characters “insignificant both in mind and body” (Perkins), it is very interesting to have a closer look at the representation of Victorian women and the Women question in Charles Dickens’ novel.

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 (Collins Classics)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007480431
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Hard Times

A Novel
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 101
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Hard Times

An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595588582
Category: History
Page: 464
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First published in 1970, Studs Terkel’s bestselling Hard Times has been called “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit” (Saturday Review) and “an invaluable record” (The New York Times). With his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel evokes a mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, people who were just kids, and those who remember losing a fortune. Now, in a handsome new illustrated edition, a selection of Studs’s unforgettable interviews are complemented by images from another rich documentary trove of the Depression experience: Farm Security Administration photographs from the Library of Congress. Interspersed throughout the text of Hard Times, these breathtaking photographs by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano, and others expand the human scope of the voices captured in the book, adding a new dimension to Terkel’s incomparable volume. Hard Times is the perfect introduction to Terkel’s work for new readers, as well as a beautiful new addition to any Terkel library.

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

Impoverishment and Protest in the Perestroika Years : the Soviet Union 1985-1991
Author: William Moskoff
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563242144
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 243
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The precipitous decline of the Soviet population's standard of living in the last years of the USSR is one of the great ironies of the Gorbachev era. In Hard Times, economist William Moskoff takes a closer look at the objective and subjective experience of economic decline as it affected ordinary citizens. After an introductory survey of the Soviet economy during these years, Moskoff examines several key problems: the chronic shortages of food and consumer goods, so emblematic of Soviet life, and the hoarding, black marketeering, and corruption which scarcity fostered. Next he takes the measure of declining living standards in the late 1980s and early 1990s as reflected in prices and incomes, collapsing social programs, and rising indigency and homelessness. Employment, by contrast, shows a relatively small decline - a reflection of political rather than economic realities. In concluding chapters the population's response to the combined experience of political liberalization and economic distress is examined, with special attention to labor militancy and the radicalization of popular moods.

Good Poems for Hard Times


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440684494
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
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Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as "Such As It Is More or Less" and "Let It Spill." From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, the voices gathered in this collection will be more than welcome to those who've been struck by bad news, who are burdened by stress, or who simply appreciate the power of good poetry.

Hard Times


Author: Deborah McAndrew
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350083127
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 112
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Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town? Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary's Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of suppressed love, seduction and social mores, peopled with the sharply observed exaggerated characters that Dickens is celebrated for.

Maturing in Hard Times

Canada's Department of Finance Through the Great Depression
Author: Robert Broughton Bryce,Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773505551
Category: History
Page: 278
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From the management of Canada's fledgling economy to the complex economic structures created to deal with the Great Depression, Robert Bryce's history of the Canadian Department of Finance traces the growth of one of the federal government's most important and complex departments.

Heroes In Hard Times


Author: Neal King
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592138197
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 282
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An in-your-face look at the cop action movie genre.

Hard Times


Author: William V. Reynolds
Publisher: Double Eagle Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 9780970032010
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
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This historical fictional account of incidents that occur in south central Georgia between 1920 and 1945 is basically the story of Eva Hester Reynolds Leggett, the widow of Gus Reynolds from River Pilot. It is the story of a family's survival of the Great Depression.

Help for The Hard Times

Getting Through Loss
Author: Earl Hipp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592859240
Category: Self-Help
Page: 140
View: 1993

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Earl Hipp addresses loss and discusses young people's experiences to help you provide students with tools to grieve and ways to keep their losses from becoming too overwhelming. Earl Hipp addresses loss from the perspective of the heart. He discusses young people's experiences with loss and helps them figure out ways to continue functioning after loss. You will provide students with tools to grieve and ways to keep their losses from becoming too overwhelming. This book, along with the Caring Circle: A Facilitator's Guide to Support Groups and Thirty-Eight Great Handouts are all part of a complete curriculum to use in developing broad-based support groups for young people ages 12 and older. Other books that can be purchased that are part of this program to help teens in specific areas are:-Feed Your Head (Self-Esteem) -Fighting Invisible Tigers (Stress) -Understanding the Human Volcano (Violence)

Politics in Hard Times

Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises
Author: Peter Alexis Gourevitch,Peter Gourevitch
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801494369
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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Tales for Hard Times

A Story about Charles Dickens
Author: David R. Collins
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0822569922
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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As a small boy, Charles Dickens worked in a dark, musty London warehouse, pasting labels onto pots of boot polish. He tried not to listen to his grumbling stomach or the rats squeaking on the stairs. His dream was to escape that misery one day and become a fine, educated gentleman. Through his gift for writing, that day did come for Dickens. But he never forgot what it was like to be poor. He wrote stories about London's lower classes--tales that made people laugh, cry, and work to improve their social conditions. By the time of his death, Charles Dickens had become one of the most popular English writers ever. Step into nineteenth-century London and the life of Charles Dickens in this exciting book. David R. Collins's exciting biography and David Mataya's powerful illustrations bring this master storyteller to life.

Hard Times


Author: Robert Vaughan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480495913
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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The stock Market crash of 1929 abruptly thrusts the nation into chaos, as unemployed people grow more desperate for a livelihood. As nearly ever sector of the economy collapses and dust storms rage in the West, only the most determined can make it. While desperation and despair wrack the nation, Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal continues to inspire hope in some but arouses cynicism in others. Wealthy and handsome John Canfield refuses to set aside his patriotism in the face of disaster. He embarks on an important and clandestine mission for the President himself, resolving to help his country while he still has the power to do something. Gutsy reporter Shaylin McKay is one of the few women in the news business. As she risks her life as a war correspondent in Civil War-torn Spain, she confronts the realities of battle and the possibilities of human endurance. Del Murtaugh is a man with no particular occupation or destination--displaced and penniless, he is driven from the dustbowl of Oklahoma to the dissipated lifestyle of Hollywood’s dreamers and schemers. This fourth volume of THE AMERICAN CHRONICLES painstakingly recreates the dramatic conflicts of the 1930’s, evoking both the hard times and the joyful ones.