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Hard Times (Hardcover) (Charles Dickens)

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.
A strict father teaches his children to value education and logic above human emotion, which leads to unintended consequences.
Number of Pages: 321
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Politics, People + Places / Europe, Social Issues / General, Money + Finance, Human Qualities + Behavior, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Society + Social Issues, Psychology, Conflicts + Dualities, Family + Friendship
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Charles Dickens
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2011
TCIN: 13855616
UPC: 9780141198347
Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-2955
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