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Hard Times (Modern Library Classics)

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In "Hard Times", Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown in Northern England in order to critique the capitalist philosophy he believed to be exploiting the lives of so many working-class people and destroying human creativity and joy. The citizens of Coketown are some of Dickens's most memorable characters, such as the unwavering utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and his daughter Louisa, the despicable factory owner Josiah Bounderby, and the hilarious and joyful Mr. Searly.<P>"Hard Times" was an immediate success upon publication in 1854, regained popularity in the twentieth century with critics like George Bernard Shaw and F.E. Leavis, and endures today as one of Dickens's most widely-read novels.

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Thomas Gradgrind destroys the spiritual and emotional lives of his children by denying the importance of human feelings.

Synopsis:

Dickens's widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution.

Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown, in northern England, and its unforgettable citizens, such as the unwavering utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and the factory owner Josiah Bounderby, and the result is his famous critique of capitalist philosophy, the exploitative force he believed was destroying human creativity and joy. This edition includes new notes to the text.

About the Author

Jane Jacobs is one of the most influential social thinkers of our times. Her books include The Death and Life of Great American Cities and The Nature of Economies. She lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679642176
Introduction:
Jacobs, Jane
Author:
Jacobs, Jane
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Social problems
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Mills and mill-work
Subject:
Lancashire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;classic;19th century;classics;novel;literature;victorian;dickens;england;british;english literature;english;charles dickens;british literature;industrial revolution;classic literature;education;1850s;1854;satire;british fiction;poverty;19th centur
Edition Number:
New ed. /
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .75 in .6 lb

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Product details 368 pages Modern Library - English 9780679642176 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thomas Gradgrind destroys the spiritual and emotional lives of his children by denying the importance of human feelings.
"Synopsis" by , Dickens's widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution.

Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown, in northern England, and its unforgettable citizens, such as the unwavering utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and the factory owner Josiah Bounderby, and the result is his famous critique of capitalist philosophy, the exploitative force he believed was destroying human creativity and joy. This edition includes new notes to the text.

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