Hard Times

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Oxford University Press, USA, Feb 9, 1989 - 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  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

Dickens shows us the lives of several characters in Coketown, from a father who teaches strict belief in fact and will brook no wonder in his children, to children themselves who lead tortured lives ... Read full review

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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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