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Hard Times: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Sources, and Contemporary Reactions, Criticism - Charles Dickens, Sylvère Monod, George H. Ford
Hard Times: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Sources, and Contemporary Reactions, Criticism
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For this edition of the Norton Critical Edition of "Hard Times" the text has been considerably improved by the addition of new explanatory notes and marginal line numbers for easy reference. The textual notes and Dickens' working plans have also been revised. The backgrounds, sources and... show more
For this edition of the Norton Critical Edition of "Hard Times" the text has been considerably improved by the addition of new explanatory notes and marginal line numbers for easy reference. The textual notes and Dickens' working plans have also been revised. The backgrounds, sources and contemporary reactions section introduces two new pieces by Dickens, one on education and one on utilitarianism, and eight new essays are offered in the criticism section. These include an essay by David Lodge on the problems of structuralism in the novel, Roger Fowler's examination of the characters' speech patterns, Juliet McMaster's interpretation of Dickens' use of colour imagery and George Ford's essay on the problems of adapting the novel for television.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393959000 (0393959007)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
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TonyTalbot
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4.0 4/5: Hard Times, Charles Dickens
Thomas Gradgrind has a principle in life: Facts and cold logic are all that matters. There’s no room for imagination or anything that can’t be defined or measured. He expects the small school he runs to adhere to that principle, and expects the same of his own two children, Louisa and Tom. After all...
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Charleth Dickenth thtarring Daffy DuckI was really looking forward to reading Hard Times when I pulled it off the shelf. I’m a Dickens fan. A Tale of Two Cities is one of my all-time favorites, and Bleak House is right up there, too. And I have to say this was the most Dickensian novel that Dickens ...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it
3.0 Hard Times
Charleth Dickenth thtarring Daffy DuckI was really looking forward to reading Hard Times when I pulled it off the shelf. I’m a Dickens fan. A Tale of Two Cities is one of my all-time favorites, and Bleak House is right up there, too. And I have to say this was the most Dickensian novel that Dickens ...
Aren's Library
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4.0 Hard Times
Sad, but enjoyable.
Jenny's Book Bag
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4.0 Hard Times
3.75 stars, maybe 3.5.I love Charles Dickens, but I don't think this is his best work. So far, my favorites are Great Expectations and David Copperfield, but I still have several Dickens novels on my to-read list. Dickens is the total package - great writer and storyteller with excellent characteriz...
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