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Hard Times : Bantam Classics - Charles Dickens

Hard Times

Bantam Classics

Paperback Published: 1st January 1991
ISBN: 9780553210163
Number Of Pages: 280

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Written deliberately to increase the circulation of Dickens's weekly magazine, "Household Words, Hard Times" was a huge and instantaneous success upon publication in 1854. Yet this novel is not the cheerful celebration of Victorian life one might have expected from the beloved author of "The Pickwick Papers" and "The Old Curiosity Shop." Compressed, stark, allegorical, it is a bitter expose of capitalist exploitation during the industrial revolution-and a fierce denunciation of the philosophy of materialism, which threatens the human imagination in all times and places. With a typically unforgettable cast of characters-including the heartless fact-worshipper
Mr. Gradgrind, the warmly endearing Sissy Jupe, and the eternally noble Stephen Blackpool-"Hard Times" carries a uniquely powerful message and remains one of the most widely read of Dickens's major novels.

The One Thing Needfulp. 1
Murdering the Innocentsp. 2
A Loopholep. 8
Mr. Bounderbyp. 13
The Keynotep. 20
Sleary's Horsemanshipp. 26
Mrs. Sparsitp. 40
Never Wonderp. 46
Sissy's Progressp. 52
Stephen Blackpoolp. 59
No Way Outp. 65
The Old Womanp. 72
Rachaelp. 77
The Great Manufacturerp. 84
Father and Daughterp. 89
Husband and Wifep. 97
Effects in the Bankp. 103
Mr. James Harthousep. 116
The Whelpp. 124
Men and Brothersp. 129
Men and Mastersp. 136
Fading Awayp. 143
Gunpowderp. 155
Explosionp. 167
Hearing the Last of Itp. 179
Mrs. Sparsit's Staircasep. 187
Lower and Lowerp. 192
Downp. 200
Another Thing Needfulp. 205
Very Ridiculousp. 211
Very Decidedp. 220
Lostp. 228
Foundp. 237
The Starlightp. 246
Whelp-huntingp. 255
Philosophicalp. 266
Finalp. 272
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ISBN: 9780553210163
ISBN-10: 0553210165
Series: Bantam Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 1991
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 10.8 x 17.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1