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Hard Times by Charles Dickens

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Hard Times
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Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN/ASIN: 0141031727
Number of pages: 230

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The novel is a bitter indictment of industrialization, with its dehumanizing effects on workers and communities in mid-19th-century England. Louisa and Tom Gradgrind have been harshly raised by their father, an educator, to know nothing but the most factual, pragmatic information. Their lives are devoid of beauty, culture, or imagination, and the two have little or no empathy for others.

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