by Charles Dickens
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons 1905
Number of pages: 230
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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by Charles Dickens - Charles Scribner's Sons
The work is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. They display his wit, humour and occasionally his righteous indignation towards the things that he saw and the hidden aspects of Victorian London.
by Charles Dickens - The University Society
The story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create his enduringly popular work.
by Charles Dickens - Dutton
One of Dickens's darkest novels, dealing with kidnapping, burglary, child abuse, and murder. Alongside this gallery of horrors are the corrupt and incompetent institutions set up to address social problems and instead making them worse.
by Charles Dickens - Project Gutenberg
Nell is on her way home to the dusty shop where she and her grandfather live a rather mysterious life. The old man disappears every night -- visiting gambling dens with the naive hope of winning a fortune. Instead he sinks deeper into debt.