Hard times
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Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Hard Times--Dickens's shortest novel and one of his triumphs--tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father and has had lasting appeal to generations of readers.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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xxxvii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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English
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9780199536276, 0199536279

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Includes bibliographical references (pages xxii-xxiv).
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"Thomas Gradgrind is the guiding luminary of the Coketown school, stern proponent of the Philosophy of Fact, whose ill-conceived idealism blinds him to the essential humanity of those around, with calamitous results. His daughter Louisa becomes trapped in a loveless marriage and falls prey to an idle seducer, and her brother Tom is ruined thanks to their father's pet theories. Meanwhile Sleary's circus offers a vision of escape and entertainment, a joyful contrast to the dreariness of life in Coketown. The hardship of the workers and the victimization of Stephen Blackpool are set against the exuberance of the circus people in Dickens's much-loved moral tale. Gradgrind is forced to reconsider his cherished system when he realizes that 'Facts alone' are not, after all, enough"--Page 4 of cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Schlicke, P. (2008). Hard times. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Paul. Schlicke. 2008. Hard Times. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Paul. Schlicke, Hard Times. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, and Paul Schlicke. Hard Times. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.

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