Please check the Menu tab on the left for links to our other resources such as Kanopy, Lynda.com, and Rosetta Stone.

Hard times

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1060L
Description

"Facts alone are wanted in life." The children at Mr. Gradgrind's school are sternly ordered to stifle their imaginations and pay attention only to cold, hard reality. The effects of Gradgrind's teaching on his own children, Tom and Louisa, are particularly profound and leave them ill-equipped to deal with the unpredictable desires of the human heart. Luckily for them, they have a friend in Sissy Jupe, the child of a circus clown, who retains her warm-hearted, compassionate nature despite the pressures around her. By 1854, when Hard Times was published, Charles Dickens' magisterial progress as a writer had come to incorporate a many-sided, coherent vision of English society, both as it was and as he wished it to be. Hard Times , a classic Dickensian story of redemption set in a North of England town beset by industrialism, everywhere benefits from this vision - in the trenchancy of its satire, in its sweeping indignation at social injustice, and in the persistent humanity with which its author enlivens his largest and smallest incidents. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780199536276
9781481597838
9780553900811
9781449875503
9781402570803
9780451526724
9780553210163
Lexile measure:
1060L
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID f4e178bc-6a46-5d0f-be3e-ff74985b571a
Grouping Title hard times
Grouping Author dickens charles
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-14 04:47:32AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 04:53:05AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Schlicke, Paul., Tull, Patrick.
author Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
author2-role Schlicke, Paul., Tull, Patrick.Narrator, Tull, Patrick.|Narrator
author_display Dickens, Charles
available_at_aacpl Glen Burnie Library, Linthicum Library, Odenton Library, Online OverDrive Collection
collection_aacpl ADULT, RBDIGITAL
detailed_location_aacpl Glen Burnie Library - Classic Titles, Linthicum Library - Classic Titles, Odenton Library - Audiobooks, Odenton Library - Classic Titles, Online, Online OverDrive Collection, Severna Park Library - Classic Titles
display_description "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.
format_aacpl Audio CD, Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_aacpl Audio Books, Audiobooks, Books, eAudiobooks, eBook
id f4e178bc-6a46-5d0f-be3e-ff74985b571a
isbn 9780199536276, 9780451526724, 9780553210163, 9780553900811, 9781402570803, 9781449875503, 9781481597838
item_details external_econtent:ils:a1527033|1527033-1001|Online|RBDIGITAL|eAudiobook|eAudiobooks|1|false|true|RBDIGITAL||http://annearundelcomd.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781449875503||Available Online||Z-ELIBRARY||, ils:a1006282|31997084339704|Odenton Library - Audiobooks|(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (D)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|Oct 26, 2018|WCO||, ils:a33795|31997056812399|Glen Burnie Library - Classic Titles|CLASSICS (D)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 26, 2017|NCO||, ils:a33795|31997099514382|Odenton Library - Classic Titles|CLASSICS (D)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|Nov 08, 2018|WCO||, ils:a33795|31997099514390|Odenton Library - Classic Titles|CLASSICS (D)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 12, 2018|WCO||, ils:a33795|31997099514408|Severna Park Library - Classic Titles|CLASSICS (D)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|Oct 30, 2018|S-PK||, ils:a33795|31997099514416|Linthicum Library - Classic Titles|CLASSICS (D)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 17, 2018|LIN||, ils:a33795|31997099514424|Glen Burnie Library - Classic Titles|CLASSICS (D)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NCO||, overdrive:b9b18bce-6083-4dad-81f1-e257d2d41376|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:b9b18bce-6083-4dad-81f1-e257d2d41376|1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:c9ea3bfb-3c8b-4670-a948-f095152a923c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:c9ea3bfb-3c8b-4670-a948-f095152a923c|1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_aacpl , Adult Audiobook on CD, Classic titles, Downloadable Audio Book
last_indexed 2018-11-14T09:53:05.802Z
lexile_score 1060
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl (COMPACT DISC) FICTION (D), CLASSICS (D), Online OverDrive, RBDIGITAL
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl Glen Burnie Library, Linthicum Library, Odenton Library, Online OverDrive Collection, Severna Park Library
primary_isbn 9780199536276
publishDate 1992, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011
record_details external_econtent:ils:a1527033|eAudiobook|eAudiobooks|Unabridged.|English|Recorded Books ;|2011, p1992.|1 sound file (13 hr.) : digital., ils:a1006282|Audio CD|Audiobooks||English|Recorded Books,|p1992.|11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:a1527033|eAudiobook|eAudiobooks|Unabridged.|English|Recorded Books ;|2011, p1992.|1 sound file (13 hr.) : digital., ils:a33795|Book|Books||English|Oxford University Press,|2008.|xxxvii, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm., overdrive:b9b18bce-6083-4dad-81f1-e257d2d41376|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2004|, overdrive:c9ea3bfb-3c8b-4670-a948-f095152a923c|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a1006282 31997084339704 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:c9ea3bfb-3c8b-4670-a948-f095152a923c 1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false true
overdrive:c9ea3bfb-3c8b-4670-a948-f095152a923c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:a33795 31997099514424 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a33795 31997099514416 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a33795 31997056812399 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a33795 31997099514390 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a33795 31997099514408 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a33795 31997099514382 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:b9b18bce-6083-4dad-81f1-e257d2d41376 1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:b9b18bce-6083-4dad-81f1-e257d2d41376 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
external_econtent:ils:a1527033 1527033-1001 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
series Oxford world's classics, Recorded Books classics library
series_with_volume Oxford world's classics|, Recorded Books classics library|
subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Downloadable audio books, England -- Fiction, England -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Political fiction, Political fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Social problems -- England, Social problems -- England -- Audiobooks (CD), Social problems -- Fiction
title_display Hard times
title_full Hard Times, Hard times [classic] / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Paul Schlicke, Hard times [eAudio] / Charles Dickens, Hard times [sound recording] / Charles Dickens
title_short Hard times
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Social problems