Hard times

Hard times For These Times Charles Dickens

'Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else'

Dickens's novel honouring the value of the human heart in an age of materialism centres on Coketown, where Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school owner and model of Utilitarian success, feeds his pupils and his family with facts, banning fancy and wonder from young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa becomes trapped in a loveless marriage, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in crime. As their fortunes cross with those of a free-spirited circus girl and a victimized weaver, Gradgrind is forced to question everything he believes in.

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Specificaties

ISBN
9780141439679
Uitgever
Penguin Books Ltd
Druk
1e
Datum
27-02-2003
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
368 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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