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Hard Times - (Penguin Clothbound Classics) by Charles Dickens (Hardcover)

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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.
  • About the Author: Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England.
  • 368 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics
  • Series Name: Penguin Clothbound Classics

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About the Book



A scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy, "Hard Times" is a daring novel of ideas--and ultimately a celebration of love, hope, and limitless possibilities of the imagination. Revised reissue.



Book Synopsis



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.



About the Author



Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and "slave" factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.09 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x 1.26 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.06 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Penguin Clothbound Classics
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Hardcover
Author: Charles Dickens
Language: English
Street Date: March 31, 2012
TCIN: 81432495
UPC: 9780141198347
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-4335
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.26 inches length x 5.32 inches width x 8.09 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.06 pounds
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