Hard Times

Hard Times

Written by:
Introduction by: Frederick Busch
Afterword by:

Format
Ebook
Price
$1.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101042199
  • 336 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

Dickens’s scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society. 

Coketown, the depressed mill town that is the setting for one of Charles Dickens’s most powerful and unforgettable novels, is all brick, machinery, and smoke-darkened chimneys. Its emblematic citizen, the schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind, lives to impose his version of education: facts and statistics that feed the mind while starving the soul and spirit. Inflexible and unyielding, he places conformity above curiosity and logic over sentiment, only to see his philosophy warp and destroy the lives of his own family.

Filled with memorable characters and scenes, Hard Times is a daring novel of ideas—and, ultimately, a celebration of love, hope, and imagination.

With an Introduction by Frederick Busch 
and an Afterword by Jane Smiley


From the Paperback edition.
Hard Times

Hard Times

Written by: Charles Dickens, Introduction by: Frederick Busch, Afterword by: Jane Smiley

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