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by Charles Dickens
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TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it 1 year ago
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...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it 2 years ago
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 2 years ago
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
Aren's Library rated it 2 years ago
Sad, but enjoyable.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 4 years ago
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...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 4 years ago
Synopsis: Set in a fictitious city named Coketown, popular for its factories, this novel tells the story of Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy man who believes strongly in factual things and rational ideas. Gradgrind has two children, Louisa and Tom. Gradgrind raises his children to believe in fact and the...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
One of my long-standing New Year’s reading resolutions (if two years can be considered long-standing) is to read a classic every month. My definition of a classic is roughly: a book we’re still talking about though it was published before 1950. This month’s choice was Hard Times, by Charles Dickens....
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 4 years ago
“Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.”With these ‘Hard’ lines, Dickens begins his novel!It’s so deep and true and it touches a very delicate spot in my heart. It talks about material...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 5 years ago
this book took me aaaages to finish.some chapters i liked, though some bored me to death. likewise, i absolutely hated some of the characters, for instance, Bounderby was despicable, whereas i could sympathize with Stephen.all in all, it was not an awful book, i found it quite enjoyable, however i d...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 5 years ago
"Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the mind of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them."Mr. Gradgrind, Hard Times"We don't...
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