Hard Times

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Oxford University Press, USA, Oct 22, 1987 - English fiction - 322 pages
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No other work of Charles Dickens presents such a scathing indictment against the relentless greed of the Victorian industrial society and its misapplied philosophy. With savage bitterness, Dickens unmasks the terrible industries that imprisoned the bodies of the helpless labor class and the equally diabolical institutions that shackled the development of their minds.

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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

I've read quite a few of Charles Dickens' books when I was younger, but had never read this one, so picked it up on sale in Audible. Martin Jarvis is a marvelous narrator and does a superb job with ... Read full review

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I once took a class on Dickens and this was the best book I read for the class. I actually wrote a paper about it called "Fire and the Absence of Fancy" that focused mainly on the character Louisa ... Read full review

Contents

BOOK THE FIRST SOWING I The One Thing Needful i
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Murdering the Innocents
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A Loophole
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Copyright

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Charles Dickens (1821-1870) used his fiction to criticize the injustices of his time, especially the brutal treatment

of the poor. He is also the author of "Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, " and "Great Expectations." He was born in Portsmouth, England.

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