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Hard Times (with Charles Dickens biography, plot summary, character analysis and more) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Dickens , Golgotha Press
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Charles Dickens classic novel with biography, plot summary, character analysis and more.

Dickens's reasons for writing Hard Times were mostly monetary. Sales of his weekly periodical, Household Words, were low, and he hoped the inclusion of this novel in instalments would increase sales. Since publication it has received a mixed response from a diverse range of critics, such as F.R. Leavis, George Bernard Shaw, and Thomas Macaulay, mainly focusing on Dickens's treatment of trade unions and his post-Industrial Revolution pessimism regarding the divide between capitalistic mill owners and undervalued workers during the Victorian era.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1619491931
  • Publisher: Golgotha Press (21 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KAAXPS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #167,817 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Book 4 Oct. 2011
By Tugsie
Format:Kindle Edition
Quite simply, Charles Dickens at his unbeatable best. Gragrind, M'Choakmchild, Bounderby, Bitzer...Reading Hard Times is like pulling on your favourite jumper and lounging in front of a blazing log fire in the middle of winter. And that's a fact!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dickens is always great for me. 21 April 2013
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this is one I had not read previously but at eighty years of age I recognise some of the descriptions of dark satanic mills described as they were in my child hood prior to the second world war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great 21 Nov. 2012
By Dido
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really enjoyed this book, never got through a Dickens before and was very pleasantly surprised. Rattles along, very readable and funny.
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By Carole
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Hard Times one of Dicken's earlier works would have been rather hard going for me to read as it is quite dry. However, I opted for the talking version - my first on kindle. The story is read by Anton Lesser and I could have been at the theatre as he is a very accomplished reader and has so many voices, he breathed life into this book and made it more interesting. I enjoyed listening to my kindle for a change and will no doubt as a radio lover go down this route again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD HARD READ 6 May 2013
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Once I had got to grips with the Regency English in which tis book is written I found it a good story and a jolly meaty read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More to this than I remembered 9 Feb. 2013
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This was a set book at school 50 years ago. I thought I remembered the story well, but there was more to it than I remembered. a good read. Dickens was so on the ball about people, and sadly human nature does not appear to have changed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another classic, but haven't read it all as I ... 23 Jan. 2015
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Another classic, but haven't read it all as I find Dickens hard to get into the story, but once you do its well worth a read
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