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Hard times; an authoritative text, backgrounds, sources, and contemporary reactions, criticism.

Author: Charles Dickens; George H Ford; Sylvère Monod
Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton [1966]
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; George H Ford; Sylvère Monod
ISBN: 0393096394 9780393096392 0393042715 9780393042719
OCLC Number: 611028
Description: xiii, 378 pages 21 cm.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Edited by George Ford [and] Sylvère Monod.

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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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