by Charles Dickens
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2008
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 - 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 - eBooks@Adelaide
Dickens's marvelous tale was left unfinished at his death in 1870. The novel has been all the more tantalizing for its lack of an ending to a mystifying puzzle that avid readers have tried to solve. A gem for lovers of mysteries and Dickens fans.
by Charles Dickens - Project Gutenberg
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