Hard Times

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 17, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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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Contents

Book the First Sowing
5
The Keynotc
23
IO Stephen Blackpool
61
I2 The Old Woman
73
1+ The Great Manufacturer
85
Effects in the Bank
105
Mr Iamcs Harthouse
117
The Whelp
125
Mrs Sparsits Staircase
187
Down
199
Anothcr Thing Nccdful 205
211
Vcry Decided
220
Lost
228
Found
237
The Starlight 24 5
254
Philosophical
265

Men and Masters
137
Fading Away 144
167
IIcariiig the Last of It
179
Final
271
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About the author (2012)

Philip Collins is the author of Dickens aria Crime and Dickens and Education, and the editor of volumes of interviews with Dickens and Thackeray. He was formerly Emeritus Professor of English at Leicester University.

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