The Resource Hard times, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)

Hard times, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)

Label
Hard times
Title
Hard times
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens
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Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Dickens's tenth novel, which was first published serially in Dickens's own periodical journal "Household Words" in 1854, "Hard Times," is a work that sought to highlight the social and economic divide that was growing between capitalistic mill owners and workers during the Victorian era of Great Britain. Set in the fictitious Coketown, "Hard Times" is a critical examination of the poor working conditions in many English factory towns of the time as well as the changing nature of the aristocracy and the working-class in the second half of the 19th century. The novel centers on the lives of Thomas Gradgrind, senior, the superintendent of the local school, his children, Louisa and Thomas, junior, and Sissy Jupe, a free-spirited circus girl who struggles to fit in as a student under the rigidly utilitarian instruction of the Gradgrind school. Through the lives of Gradgrind's children, Dickens's seeks to criticize the failure of excessively utilitarian philosophy which was so prevalent during his time. As Louisa finds herself in an unhappy marriage and Thomas, junior, descends into a life of moral corruption, their father begins to realize the shortcomings of the philosophy that he has so rigidly applied in raising them. This edition includes an introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple
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Midwest
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Prebble
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  • Prebble, Simon
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Series statement
Tantor unabridged classics
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  • Social problems
  • Utilitarianism
  • Married people
  • Electronic books
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Hard times, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420954357
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11907480
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907480
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Hard times, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420954357
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11907480
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907480
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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