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3 edition of Hard Times found in the catalog.

Hard Times

Nancy Holder

Hard Times

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Published by Vintage Classics in New York, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Utilitarianism,
  • Married people,
  • Social problems,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCharles Dickens
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4561 .A1 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 276 p. ;
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25349628M
    ISBN 100307947203
    ISBN 109780307947208
    LC Control Number2012374313
    OCLC/WorldCa727702825

    Ah, rather overdone, M'Choakumchild. But if, when you're grown up and married and well off, you come upon any horthe-riding ever, don't be hard upon it, don't be croth with it, give it a Bethpeak if you can, and think you might do wurth. The reason she cannot grasp the philosophy of Gradgrind's classroom is because she actually has a more realistic view of how the world should be perceived. Louisa, in the meantime, has actually gone to her father's house and is at her wits' end.

    If you like, Thethilia, to be prentitht, you know the natur of the work and you know your companionth. She collapses to the floor, and Gradgrind, struck dumb with self-reproach, begins to realize the imperfections in his philosophy of rational self-interest. Louisa's shock at Stephen's poverty is another indication of the middle and upper classes blindness toward the true condition of the industrial working class. This is devilish good!

    He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him. Stone Lodge was situated on a moor within a mile or two of a great town - called Coketown in the present faithful guide-book. Then they pressed about her, and bent over her in very natural attitudes, kissing and embracing her: and brought the children to take leave of her; and were a tender-hearted, simple, foolish set of women altogether. What would Mr. Bounderby, the two gentlemen at this present moment walking through Coketown, and both eminently practical, who could, on occasion, furnish more tabular statements derived from their own personal experience, and illustrated by cases they had known and seen, from which it clearly appeared - in short, it was the only clear thing in the case - that these same people were a bad lot altogether, gentlemen; that do what you would for them they were never thankful for it, gentlemen; that they were restless, gentlemen; that they never knew what they wanted; that they lived upon the best, and bought fresh butter; and insisted on Mocha coffee, and rejected all but prime parts of meat, and yet were eternally dissatisfied and unmanageable.


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Whether Louisa or Thomas can have been reading anything? As haggard and as shabby, as if, for want of custom, it had itself taken to drinking, and had gone the way all drunkards go, and was very near the end of it.

Sparsit's juvenile career with every possible advantage, and showered waggon-loads of early roses all over that lady's path.

Slackbridge gives a speech blaming Stephen for the robbery, and the Hands are roused to track him down. Ah, rather overdone, M'Choakumchild.

Childers and Master Kidderminster walked in a curious manner; with their legs wider apart than the general run of men, and with a very knowing assumption of being stiff in the knees. A well-dressed gentleman asks for directions to Bounderby's house, as Gradgrind has sent him from London with a letter of introduction.

Why, Mr. Gradgrind's request, Louisa dutifully marries his older friend, Mr. The emphasis was helped by the speaker's mouth, which was wide, thin, and hard set.

Gradgrind found an opening for his eminently practical exposition of the subject. Not long after that, the bank is robbed, and the lone suspect is Stephen, the vanished Hand who was seen loitering outside the bank for several nights just before disappearing from the city.

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In the formal drawing-room of Stone Lodge, standing on the hearthrug, warming himself before the fire, Mr. Childers politely betook himself, with his equestrian walk, to the landing outside the door, and there stood stroking his face, and softly whistling.

After a dispute with Bounderby, he is dismissed from his work at the Coketown mills and, shunned by his former fellow workers, is forced to look for work elsewhere.

Bounderby is now publicly exposed as a ridiculous humbug. You were going to give me a message for Jupe? Now, let me ask you girls and boys, Would you paper a room with representations of horses? At least I mean to father, when Merrylegs was always there.

Summary and Analysis Book One: Chapters Summary Book One consists of sixteen chapters in which are sown not only the seeds of the plot but also the seeds of the characters.

So, with this man. The white night-cap, embellished with two peacock's feathers and a pigtail bolt upright, in which Signor Jupe had that very afternoon enlivened the varied performances with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts, hung upon a nail; but no other portion of his wardrobe, or other token of himself or his pursuits, was to be seen anywhere.

Gradgrind, having abandoned his Utilitarian ideas and trying to make Facts "subservient to Faith, Hope and Charity", [49] will suffer the contempt of his fellow MPs. I have been tired a long time,' said Louisa. People mutht be amuthed, Thquire, thomehow,' continued Sleary, rendered more pursy than ever, by so much talking; 'they can't be alwayth a working, nor yet they can't be alwayth a learning.

Ignoring Gradgrind's pleas, he announces that unless Louisa returns to him the next day, the marriage will end.Hard Times book.

Read 25 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Years ago, Lorna Malachi, a frightened teenager, was plunged into a nigh 4/5. Hard Times is a novel by Charles Dickens that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

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After a reckless drifter comes into Hard Times and terrorizes the town with rape, murder and arson, the survivors lead an effort to restore hildebrandsguld.com: E.L. Doctorow. Hard Times Summary In the industrial city of Coketown, Josiah Bounderby is a rich and fairly obnoxious factory owner and banker.

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Dickens attacks the Utilitarian education, the arrogance of the middle and upper class, and the industrial revolution.