Hard Times for These Times

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Oxford University Press, 1955 - Fiction - 299 pages
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Based on the first edition, Hard Times is informatively annotated with a lively introduction and helpful notes on cultural references, social and political mores, literary allusions, and unfamiliar word usage. In addition to a chronology coordinating Dickens' life with key historical events, the editors explore the political, economical, educational, and social state of England in the 1830s and 1840s. Many of these issues are reflected in the section of Victorian era reactions to Hard Times. A guide to further reading is provided as a service to students, scholars, and the curious. 

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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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in A Loophole
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Copyright

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Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of England's greatest novelists. Born into a poor family (his father was once imprisoned for debt), Dickens became both rich and famous in his lifetime.

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