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Hard Times
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Blackstone Publishing 2006
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IL: UG - BL: 9.3 - AR Pts: 20
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Originally written for Dickens's weekly magazine, Household Words, this short novel follows the fate of Sissy Jupe, a warm-hearted circus child, and the family that adopts her. Deserted by her ailing father, Sissy is taken into the cold household of the Gradgrind family, which operates a school. The "eminently practical" Thomas Gradgrind believes only in facts and figures and has raised his children accordingly, thoroughly suppressing the imaginative sides of their nature. They grow up in ignorance of love and affection, of beauty and culture, or of empathy for others, and the consequences are devastating. Only after numerous crises does Thomas realize that his principles have corrupted their lives.

Dickens's satirical exposé of the Industrial Revolution condemns the utilitarianism that exploited the bodies, minds, and souls of the vulnerable labor class.

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Street Date:
01/01/2006
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781481597838
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9.3, 20 Points
Lexile measure:
1060
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APA Citation (style guide)

Charles Dickens. (2006). Hard Times. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Charles Dickens. 2006. Hard Times. Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Charles Dickens, Hard Times. Blackstone Publishing, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Charles Dickens. Hard Times. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2006.

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Dickens's satirical exposé of the Industrial Revolution condemns the utilitarianism that exploited the bodies, minds, and souls of the vulnerable labor class.

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Dickens's satirical exposé of the Industrial Revolution condemns the utilitarianism that exploited the bodies, minds, and souls of the vulnerable labor class.

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