Hard Times - PDF by Charles Dickens

 Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Hard Times
Hard Times 


Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirizes the social and economic conditions of the era. Hard Times is unusual in several ways.

Review by Maximus gener
Hard Times is a novel really based upon the novelist's personal experiences and feelings about life in the industrial towns of England of Victorian erĂ . 

The story is loaded with the bitter sincerity of Dicken's dislike for industrial automation of life and hard utilitarianism. All evils of money power and utilitarianism are exposed and fruitlessness gets symbolised in the character of Gradgrind and Josiah Bounder By. The deplorable condition of the industrial workers' life

Some favourite quotes from the novel:

“There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.”

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 minds of reasoning animals upon Facts; nothing else will ever be of any service to them.”

“Depth answers only to depth .”

the book details :
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Publication date:1854
  • Company: London; Glasgow : Collins Clear-Type Press

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