Hard times for these times

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Rinehart, 1958 - Fiction - 274 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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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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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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