Hard Times (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Charles Dickens (Author), Karen Odden (Introduction), Karen Odden (Introduction and notes)


Format Paperback



Hard Times (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Charles Dickens, Karen Odden, Karen Odden
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RHard Times&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RCharles Dickens&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RSet amid smokestacks and factories, &&LB&&RCharles Dickens&&L/B&&R’s &&LI&&RHard Times&&L/I&&R is a blistering portrait of Victorian England as it struggles with the massive economic turmoil brought on by the Industrial Revolution. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&RChampioning the mind-numbing materialism of the period is Thomas Gradgrind, one of Dickens’s most vivid characters. He opens the novel by arguing that boys and girls should be taught “nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.” Forbidding the development of imagination, Gradgrind is ultimately forced to confront the results of his philosophy—his own daughter’s terrible unhappiness. &&LP&&RFull of suspense, humor, and tenderness, &&LI&&RHard Times &&L/I&&Ris a brilliant defense of art in an age of mechanism.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RKaren Odden&&L/B&&R received her Ph.D. from New York University, where she did her dissertation on Victorian literature. Most recently a lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she is now a freelance writer and lives in Arizona.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Pub Date: 8/26/2004

ISBN: 9781593081560

Price: $8.95 / $11.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 352 pages

Trim: 5.18 x 8 x 0.88 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Literature & Fiction / Barnes & Noble Classics

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Carton Quantity: 56

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics