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 - Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars
A charming addition to Dickens' series of five Christmas books, of which this is the fourth. In this short novel fans of Dickens will find an entertaining and cheerfully uplifting love story, perfect reading for the holiday season.
by Charles Dickens - S.H. Goetzel
Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman, and one day he finds himself in possession of great expectations. One of Dickens's finest novels, a gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward.
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by Charles Dickens - Project Gutenberg
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