Hard Times: Charles Dickens

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Hard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it. Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London. Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester, though smaller. Coketown may be partially based ...

Hard Times: Charles Dickens 2016, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781540528247

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Hard Times. Charles Dickens 1998, Penguin Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780140620443

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