9780553210163

Hard Times

  • ISBN 13:

    9780553210163

  • ISBN 10:

    0553210165

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 03/01/1981
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

Extend Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.

Rental Options

List Price $5.95 Save

Free Shipping Free Shipping On Every Order
Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days

Summary

Written deliberately to increase the circulation of Dickens's weekly magazine,Household Words, Hard Timeswas a huge and instantaneous success upon publication in 1854. Yet this novel is not the cheerful celebration of Victorian life one might have expected from the beloved author ofThe Pickwick PapersandThe Old Curiosity Shop. Compressed, stark, allegorical, it is a bitter expose of capitalist exploitation during the industrial revolutionand a fierce denunciation of the philosophy of materialism, which threatens the human imagination in all times and places. With a typically unforgettable cast of charactersincluding the heartless fact-worshipper Mr. Gradgrind, the warmly endearing Sissy Jupe, and the eternally noble Stephen BlackpoolHard Timescarries a uniquely powerful message and remains one of the most widely read of Dickens's major novels.

Author Biography

Read more

Table of Contents

Read more

Excerpts

Read more

Write a Review