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Hard times : for these times ([New ed.])

By: Dickens, Charles Flint, Kate(Notes by) Flint, Kate(Introduction by)

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Part of the Penguin classics series
014143967X / 9780141439679
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823.8
27/02/2003
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20 cm xli, 321 p.
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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.

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