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Hard Times
 

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Charles Dickens - Hard Times - 4 clong


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# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1854-00-00 Bradbury and Evans  

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Blurb: 
Dickens" satire on the Victorian family and the philosophies of a society which sought to turn men into machines. In the overlapping worlds of Gradgrind"s schoolroom, Bounderby the humbug industrialist and Sissy Jupe of Sleary"s Circus, Dickens joyfully satirizes Utilitarianism, the self-help doctrines of Samuel Smiles and the mechanization of the mid-Victorian soul. It is a novel deeply preoccupied with childhood and family life, bursting with unresolvable tensions and contradictions and wonderfully entertaining in its metaphorical wit and invention.

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