Hard Times

Hard Times


Illustrator:
Introduction by: Kate Flint
Notes by: Kate Flint

Format
Hardcover
Price
$22.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141198347
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and ‘bully of humanity’ Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.

Series

Hardcover Classics
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marco Polo
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marcus Aurelius
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
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