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Hard Times - For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book appraises English society and is aimed at highlighting the social and economic pressures of the times.

The Utilitarians were one of the targets of this novel. Utilitarianism was a prevalent school of thought during this period, its most famous proponents being Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Theoretical Utilitarian ethics hold that promotion of general social welfare is the ultimate goal for the individual and society in general: "the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people." Dickens believed that in practical terms, the pursuit of a totally rationalized society could lead to great misery.

Dickens was appalled by what was, in his interpretation, a selfish philosophy, which was combined with materialist laissez-faire capitalism in the education of some children at the time, as well as in industrial practices. In Dickens' interpretation, the prevalence of utilitarian values in educational institutions promoted contempt between mill owners and workers, creating young adults whose imaginations had been neglected, due to an over-emphasis on facts at the expense of more imaginative pursuits.

Dickens wished to satirize radical Utilitarians whom he described in a letter to Charles Knight as "see[ing] figures and averages, and nothing else." He also wished to campaign for reform of working conditions. Dickens had visited factories in Manchester as early as 1839, and was appalled by the environment in which workers toiled. Drawing upon his own childhood experiences, Dickens resolved to "strike the heaviest blow in my power" for those who laboured in horrific conditions.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012554741
  • Publisher: Codex Ebook Services
  • Publication date: 12/31/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 671,429
  • File size: 2 MB

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Author:

Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.

Many of his novels, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialized form, a popular format at the time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

His work has been praised for its mastery of prose and unique personalities by writers such as George Gissing, Leo Tolstoy and G. K. Chesterton.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    thick with subplots

    This is typical Dickens where many subplots are interwoven into an overall main plot. Many subtle moral implications are made about the characters and subject matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    A bad copy

    Bad copy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Sigh nevermind. v.v

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Also

    Im<p>
    Also<p>
    Grub<p>
    Ish<p>

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Raw

    x R R<BR>R RR RR<br>r Rr Rr

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Hard times for these times

    This is really a good book, even from the description I knew it would be great and so it is. This is the most best books I've ever read :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Luna

    Luna looked at Winter. Are you alright she asked softly. Concern laced her words. I made a promise to Blaze Winter you arnt dying yet. Wheres Kyro.....you two are like joind at the hip?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Luna

    LOATHE STOP!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Silverbullet

    Hey Optimus! It's me. What up?
    ~{•Silverbullet•}

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Wolverine

    He nodded. Shes been out if it ever since blaze died.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Hooded figure

    Laughs grinng. Without yer liitle monkey boy yer ours to kill as we please.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Wolerine

    Kk

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Bloodshot

    She loooks down at her baby girl. Weres daddy ?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Bloodshot

    Coookie!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Hammerhand

    *shoves sunstreaker off a cliff* the weak and stupid are weeded out of society.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Copycat

    Everyone say goodnight. BYE

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Arcee

    No nite. Stay up ALLLLL NITE!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Winter

    Ill be fine she muttered. Thank you both for helping me.. Kyro has thing to deal with. She looked away she winced when she tryed to move her wings. Great no flying for me she mumblesd sadly.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Copycat

    We have midterms. :P

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

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