|Hard Times (1854) [Novel]|
by Charles Dickens
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(From the publisher):
Red brick, machinery, and smoke-darkened chimneys. Reason, facts, and statistics. This is the world of Coketown, the depressed mill town that is the setting for one of Charles Dickens' most powerful and unforgettable novels.
The highest priority for Thomas Gradgrind, head of Gradgrind model day school, is his version of education—feeding the mind while starving the soul and spirit. Inflexible and unyielding, he places conformity above curiosity and sense over sentiment...only to find himself betrayed by the standards that govern his own unhappy life.
Originally published serially in Household Words.
Original title: Hard Times for These Times
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Great Expectations and Hard Times (1937) [Paired Work]
Author: Charles Dickens