Hard Times

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Oxford University Press, UK, Mar 5, 1998 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Hard Times is Dickens's shortest novel, and arguably his greatest triumph. A useful appendix of the author's working notes, together with an enlightening introduction and full explanatory notes, will ensure that this edition becomes the obvious choice for anyone studying the novel. Paul Schlike is Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen. -

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

Nearly every Dickens book I’ve read has been a disappointment. “Hard Times” is no exception. I like the author’s humour, but it doesn’t surface enough in this novel. Apart from a few good scenes here ... Read full review

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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

The entrance of kind, caring, and imaginative little Sissy into the fact dominated Gradgrind family surprisingly does little to change the older children, Tom and Louisa. Tom becomes more of a selfish ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Paul Schlicke is lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen.

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