Hard Times (Hardcover)
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No other work of Charles Dickens presents so relentless an indictment of the callous greed of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy, as this the most passionate of his novels. With savage bitterness and fierce irony, Dickens exposes the heartlessness of those industries and their masters who imprisoned not only the bodies but also the minds of the helpless workforce.
About the Author
Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812, the son of a clerk and the second of eight children. He taught himself shorthand and became a reporter of parliamentary debates before starting to publish sketches in various periodicals, which were later collected together as "Sketches by Boz." His future career as a novelist was assured with the appearance of "Pickwick Papers" in 1836. He is perhaps the best-known English author of all time and was lauded by his American readers during his tours of the United States. He died in 1870.