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  • ISBN 0876360312
  • ISBN13 978-0876360316
  • Author Richard Scollins,Charles Dickens
  • Publisher Imprint Society (1972)
  • Formats doc lrf docx mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1259 kb
  • Size Fb2 1599 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 184


Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times is inextricable from the Victorian era in part because the text is set in and written during the .

Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times is inextricable from the Victorian era in part because the text is set in and written during the Victorian age, and also because it addresses many of the issues.

Home Browse Books Book details, Hard Times for These Times. He went to work in this preparatory lesson, not unlike Morgiana in the Forty Thieves: looking into all the vessels ranged before him, one after another, to see what they contained. Say, good M'Choakumchild. Hard Times for These Times. When from thy boiling store, thou shalt fill each jar brimful by and by; dost thou think that thou wilt always kill outright the robber Fancy lurking within-or sometimes only maim him and distort him!

In Hard Times, the social and moral purpose of his work is at its most evident. Hard Times (Collins Classics) - Charles Dickens.

In Hard Times, the social and moral purpose of his work is at its most evident. Siblings Louisa and Tom Gradgrind are raised by their father, a harsh and pragmatic educator and his influence means that they go on to lead lives that are lacking in all areas.

102 quotes from Hard Times: ‘There is a wisdom of the head, and .

102 quotes from Hard Times: ‘There is a wisdom of the head, an. .there is a wisdom of the heart. See a Problem? We’d love your help. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

After Hard Times, Dickens honed his social critique and his polemical skills, and he employed them with more success

After Hard Times, Dickens honed his social critique and his polemical skills, and he employed them with more success. In Little Dorrit, England is a vast prison-when the Dorrit family is in debtors' prison, they live essentially the same pointless and unhappy life that they live after they receive a large inheritance. In Our Mutual Friend, the dustman, the scavenger, and the society hostess exist side by side, all bound together by gossip, greed, and murder.

And he said, This schoolroom is an immense town, and in it there are a million of inhabitants, and only five-and-twenty are starved to death in the streets, in the course of a year.

Hard Times for These Times, Volume 1 Charles Dickens Full view - 1870. Hard Times for These Times Charles Dickens Snippet view - 1958. And he said, This schoolroom is an immense town, and in it there are a million of inhabitants, and only five-and-twenty are starved to death in the streets, in the course of a year. What is your remark on that proportion ? And my remark was - for I couldn't think of a better one - that I thought it must be just as hard upon those who were starved, whether the others were a million, or a million million. And that was wrong, to.

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First published in 1854, Hard Times is a profoundly moving, articulate and searing indictment of the life-reducing effects . Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812.

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812.

It is about a culture in which everything is for sale, especially human beings, who in the novel are enslaved by others for the sake of profit or career.

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Hiylchis
I was a little hesitant to read this novel because I had heard it was boring and flat, but I chose to do so because I had read four of Dickens books already, and enjoyed them very much (especially "David Copperfield"), and because it looked like a fairly quick read. (Quick for Charles Dickens, that is!) It was not disappointing! So good! I enjoyed every page of this great classic! The plot is intriguing, and how all the characters turned out at the end of the book. It is made up of three sections, "Sowing", "Reaping" and "Garnering". It shows the disadvantages of living life by fact, and fact alone. It doesn't have that light-hearted of an ending, but it is resolute. Like most Dickens books, the characters are all distinct and very non-forgettable.
So, if you're looking for a classic, check out this book!
Xtreem
This novel was a challenge to me albeit a shorter story than most, not so much the content but with his very creative colorful characters he also incorporated one with a lisp, that couldn't pronounce his “s” and another that spoke in a very “cockney” accent. In able to understand the content I needed to slow down and read the passages aloud. Very clever and somewhat playful Mr. Dickens. As with his other novels he wrote about the down trodden, misunderstood and serious difficulties of the lower members of society. The story takes place in Coletown, a dreary place to be sure with all the smoke from factories polluting the environment. There is not one or singular protagonist in the story, many have a story to tell. A child abandoned by her father who is a circus performer and has lost his touch and wants a better life for her. An educator who believes all children should learn only facts and nothing but facts so even his own children don't know how to deal with society or relationships in general. A bank and mill owner who lives a lie. A poor mill worker, stuck with an alcoholic wife. Dickens even has added one of those ladies who is in everyone's business and a libertine. Very entertaining even though melancholy at times I highly recommend.
Jode
Hard Times by Charles Dickens was very good and engaging at all times. This was Dickens answer to Adam Smith. He posits that compassion and understanding are as important for a good life as acting in one's own self interest. He mocks the idea that fate responds only to self interest. I recommend this book highly. You can never go wrong with Dickens!
Rias
Hard Times is a story of our times as well as those as Mr. Dickens'. The characters and situations may be dressed in period garb, but their thoughts and actions are timeless. In a period when so many were downtrodden and society severely crippled with the "haves" and the "have nots" ... when compassion was underestimated and governments of self interest the norm.... Dickens writes a tale devoted to finding truth within truth, heart within those predisposed to see heartlessness a virtue, and understanding slow to grow within hearts and minds so poorly exercised. His portrait might be one of our current century and circumstances with slight changes in locale, transport, and occupation. Those duped are still duped today, government stooges still rule a scene of inequities and hold fast the status quo, those of power based on tremendous wealth still pontificate while pulling the strings of political hacks ( some even ARE THE POLITICAL HACKS), --- and the righting of wrongs, leveling of the field, fixing of the broken institutions is still the domain of the few ---- with little success. Yet 50% of our population, often more, against their own self interests...elect those persons whose strings are pulled and this same population sides with those who offer corrupt and absurd solutions (or none) or blame the poor for being poor. Dickens wrote a true tale when few wanted to know the truth. I wonder if those same statistics are etched in stone rather than in the hearts of men and women. I do not know why we continue to follow such dangerous footsteps.
Orll
Hard Times is a timely novel considering it was written in the nineteenth century. It deals with class warfare. The main characters are chewed up and spewed out of Coketown. They were expendables who were part of the factory. I see many parallels with today's worker who's used up by corporate culture and government. Now many people want to do away the safety nets and resort to "survival of fittest." Homelessness is a symptom of such a society which doesn't value its citizens.
Mave
Dickens is the consummate story teller. He weaves a tapestry of personality and place with an unerring eye for detail and authenticity. In Hard Times he creates a contrast between those who live by objective standards and those who exist in a world of sense and feelings.His characters, especially the more mature, remind one of some they might have known, who reflected similarly, their life experiences. Some real other imagined. The benefit of reading this Classic lies in the timeless and true messages. A young person might enrich their decision making ability by learning from the mistakes of someone in the story who alters their life by making the wrong ones. At the end, regardless of the readers age, you are left with much to think about.
Wyameluna
I will always love Dickens for his anger and sharp criticism of the cold institutions of his time and wonder what he would write about our present circumstances. I think his words would be sharp ondeed