Hard Times

Charles Dickens - Author

Frederick Busch - Introduction by

Jane Smiley - Afterword by

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ISBN 9780451530998 | 336 pages | 01 Jul 2008 | Signet Classic | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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Dickens’ scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy, Hard Times features schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind, one of his most richly dimensional, memorable characters. Filled with the details and wonders of small-town life, it is also a daring novel of ideas—and ultimately, a celebration of love, hope, and limitless possibilities of the imagination.