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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!«"

Hard Times

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

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: Impoverishment and Protest in the Perestroika Years - Soviet Union, 1985-91

A Guide for Fellow Adventurers
Author: William Moskoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315287870
Category: History
Page: 296
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The book offers guidance to aspiring historians at every stage and in every walk of life, from practical advice on tackling and organizing projects to recommendations for finding and using resources of all kinds, whether at the local library or historical society or on the world wide web. It is intended to be a serious guide to the best practices for researchers as well as a good read as a collection of research stories. The author includes useful bibliographies, vetted websites, and practical advice on doing research well.

Hard Times

An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587039
Category: History
Page: 441
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Recreates the character and atmosphere of this dramatic era in a collage of recollections by both well-known and obscure Americans.

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.

Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times

Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter
Author: Susan U. Raymond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470583166
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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How to make strategic plan to help your nonprofit navigate turbulent financial waters and achieve strengthened revenues During this time of upheaval and instability with the country's financial markets and economy, you might be wondering how your nonprofit can emerge stronger from this unprecedented turmoil and prepare for future economic cycles. Practical and timely, Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter helps your nonproft get strategic in the weak economy. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times shows you how surviving the current economic conditions means dedicating yourself to understanding the details of the current financial crisis and identifying those Board members and other leaders who can give you deep analysis on the crisis and act as your analysts of the winners and losers in real time. Emphasizes that the core of all strategy is engagement Helps you reassess your nonprofit's communications tools for both messages and markets Asserts that the operative need is for strategy, not panic Revisits all assumptions Explains how to sort and cull past supporters for those who will emerge from the turmoil first and strongest Reveals how to identify new audiences Providing the guidance your nonprofit needs-not to just hang on for the white-knuckle ride, but to plan their best strategy to survive and succeed-Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times equips you with the tools you need to get started.

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Lettere Animate Editore
ISBN: 8868820269
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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ard 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 upon 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 its 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 F. R. Leavis, 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.

Soft Skills for Hard Times

A Handbook for High Achievers
Author: Ivory Dorsey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462800032
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 103
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Soft Skills for Hard Times is a hand book for the over achiever. It is written for people who understand that when competence is present, it is only the ticket to the game; it does not make one a player. It is a book for those who would invest resources in getting good and no time in getting chosen. It is a book for the potential high performer who constantly wonders why since they are so smartwhy is it that the seemingly average performer keeps getting ahead. These are hard timeswe need skills to navigate the course.

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.

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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Hard Times (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Oliver Conant
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673080
Category: Study Aids
Page: 140
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REA's MAXnotes for Charles Dickens' Hard Times MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

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.

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.

Soft Leadership for Hard Times


Author: George A. Goens
Publisher: R & L Education
ISBN: 9781578862528
Category: Education
Page: 173
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All leaders want success and commitment. Through the use of poetry, Soft Leadership for Hard Times provides practitioners with a clear understanding of relationships that touch people and connect them to their calling and purpose.

Welcome to Hard Times

A Novel
Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307762979
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Hard Times is the name of a town in the barren hills of the Dakota Territory. To this town there comes one day one of the reckless sociopaths who wander the West to kill and rape and pillage. By the time he is through and has ridden off, Hard Times is a smoking ruin. The de facto mayor, Blue, takes in two survivors of the carnage–a boy, Jimmy, and a prostitute, Molly, who has suffered unspeakably–and makes them his provisional family. Blue begins to rebuild Hard Times, welcoming new settlers, while Molly waits with vengeance in her heart for the return of the outlaw. Here is E. L. Doctorow’s debut novel, a searing allegory of frontier life that sets the stage for his subsequent classics. “A forceful, credible story of cowardice and evil.” –The Washington Post “We are caught up with these people as real human beings.” –Chicago Sun-Times “Dramatic and exciting.” –The New York Times “Terse and powerful.” –Newsweek “A taut, bloodthirsty read.” –The Times Literary Supplement “A superb piece of fiction.” –The New Republic

Help for The Hard Times

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

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.

Hard Times


Author: Dominic Hyland
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430315482
Category:
Page: N.A
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