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Hard Times


Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.
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Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.

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A Google User
Jul 31, 2013
Excellent job!
A Google User
Jan 1, 2013
Great application An easy to use UI. Wonderful.
A Google User
Jan 1, 2013
Great application An easy to use UI. Wonderful.
A Google User
Nov 9, 2012
Hard Times,we all find life ,hard,the very title strikes within all of us,Dickens knew of the poverty of his time, He was a genius.Thank You.*******
A Google User
Oct 10, 2012
nice app............