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Hard Times

Written by Charles Dickens

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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.

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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.

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ISBN: 9781906230050
Publication date: 16/11/2007
Publisher: Real Reads
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780140623529
Publication date: 31/03/1994
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140623529
Publication date: 31st March 1994
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public. Throughout 2012 there are numerous Dickens Events mark the bicentenary of his birth - www.dickens2012.org . He was born Charles John Huffam Dickens on 7th February 1812, ...

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