Hard Times

Hard Times

Large Print - 2012
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Set in Coketown, a fictional industrial town in the north of England, this title was born of its author's indignation at the soul-crushing conditions of the industrial age.
Publisher: [Bath] : Chivers, 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781445844695
9781445844688
Characteristics: 442 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Aisling_1
Jul 05, 2016

Only Charles Dickens can create a story that is both satirical and tragic. The title matches the story; and it is a great piece of literature. I would recommend.

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katherinekar
Jul 14, 2014

Dickens is my favourite author, his books are an mix between great stories and equally good words. This book is no exception.

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gcai101
Feb 25, 2013

I really enjoyed the main plotline and I loved the style of writing in this book. However, this book was really hard to get through. Even though it’s relatively small, it’s not a very easy read. Many of Dickens’ descriptions were very beautiful, but also very lengthy. It took a lot of effort and concentration to get past all the fluff and to the real meat of the story. I often feel that if a book requires THAT much hard work to get through, then it’s not worth reading; this was not the case with this book. Once you get into the story, you’ll be willing to work hard to understand the story and the messages it conveys. Overall, I really liked this book.

Rinve Jul 09, 2012

This is my favorite of Charles Dickens.

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vcc
Oct 01, 2011

This is the first book that I’ve read of Dickens. I did not care for the storyline, and actually found it rather boring. I have been told that this is not his best work, so maybe I'll eventually attempt another of his books, such as "A Tale Of Two Cities." (Jan 2002)

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Rinve Jul 09, 2012

"Now what I want is facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out anything else." This is my favorite quotes because it inspired me to work harder.

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