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Hard Times is Charles Dickens's tenth novel that has been considered most seriously by literary critics and historians. It concentrates on the portrayal of the English society of the nineteenth century as well as on its different cultural and economic aspects. The story, which is set in a fictional Victorian town, is divided into three parts which are respectively entitled "Sowing, " "Reaping, " and "Garnering. " The central character of the first part is Mr. Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy man, a school headmaster and a father to 5 children. Generally, Mr. Gradgrind is a man of reason and thought, but also of strict rules and codes of behavior. The narrative gives minute details of his daily activities and habits as well as of the way he brings up his children, teaching them principles of rationalism and self-interest. The story then follows the existence of his children and family in the remaining parts of the novel. Dickens mainly deals with the much-debated social issues of the time such as the importance of professional careers, love and marriage. By the end of the narrative, Mr. Gradgrind eventually seems to become less categorical as to his strict principles of rationalism and utilitarianism.
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9781509825431
9781623958992
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full_title hard times
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Classics, Coming Of Age, Education -- England -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, England -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction, England -- Social conditions -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, England -- Social problems -- 19th century -- Fiction, England, Northern, England, Northern -- Social conditions -- Fiction, English fiction -- 19th century, FICTION / Classics, Family Life, Fiction, General Fiction; Literary, Industrial revolution, Industrial revolution -- England -- Fiction, Industrial revolution -- England, Northern -- Fiction, Literary, Married people -- Fiction, Social history, Social problems -- England -- Fiction, Social problems -- Fiction, Utilitarianism -- England -- Fiction, Utilitarianism -- Fiction
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title Hard times
title_display Hard times
title_full Hard Times, Hard Times [eBook], Hard Times [electronic resource], Hard times / Charles Dickens ; with an afterword by David Stuart Davies, Hard times [electronic resource], Hard times [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens, Hard times [sound recording] / by Charles Dickens, Hard times; [electronic resource]
title_short Hard times
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topic Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Classics, Coming Of Age, Education England Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Social problems -- 19th century -- Fiction, England Fiction, England Social conditions 19th century Fiction, England Social conditions Fiction, England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction, England, Northern, England, Northern Social conditions Fiction, English fiction 19th century, FICTION / Classics, Family Life, Fiction, Industrial revolution, Industrial revolution England Fiction, Industrial revolution England, Northern Fiction, Married people Fiction, Social history, Social problems England Fiction, Social problems Fiction, Utilitarianism England Fiction, Utilitarianism Fiction
topic_facet Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Classics, Coming Of Age, Education, Electronic books, England -- Social problems -- 19th century -- Fiction, English fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Industrial revolution, Married people, Social conditions, Social history, Social life and customs, Social problems, Utilitarianism