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Hard times; [electronic resource] an authoritative text, backgrounds, sources, and contemporary reactions, criticism. Edited by George Ford [and] Sylvère Monod.

By: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Contributor(s): Ford, George H. (George Harry), 1914-1994 | Monod, Sylvère, 1921-2006.
Material type: TextTextSeries: A Norton critical edition.Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton [1966]Edition: [1st ed.].Description: xiii, 378 p. 21 cm.Subject(s): Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Hard times | England -- Fiction | Social problems -- Fiction | Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Hard times | Problèmes sociaux -- Angleterre -- Romans, nouvelles, etc | Angleterre -- Conditions sociales -- 19e siècle -- Romans, nouvelles, etc | Angleterre -- Murs et coutumes -- 19e siècle -- Romans, nouvelles, etcGenre/Form: Political fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.8 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Summary: Hard Times, Dickens's shortest novel and one of his major triumphs, tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father. No other work of Dickens presents so harsh an indictment against the attitude of life he associated with Utilitarianism. With savage bitterness Dickens exposes the devilish industries and institutions that exploited the bodies and minds of the vulnerable labor class.
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Bibliography: p. 378.

Hard Times, Dickens's shortest novel and one of his major triumphs, tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father. No other work of Dickens presents so harsh an indictment against the attitude of life he associated with Utilitarianism. With savage bitterness Dickens exposes the devilish industries and institutions that exploited the bodies and minds of the vulnerable labor class.

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