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I originally purchased it for English studies, but ended up reading it by myself. Read more
Charles Dickens at his trenchant best! "Hard Times" stabs at the heart of the philosophy of Utilitarianism, that ridiculous socio-economic dogma that emphasized cold facts taken... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daffy Bibliophile
Charles Dickens is............well, simply Charles Dickens. While 'Hard Times' is one of his lesser known tales, it deserves the same merit with those of more popularly known... Read morePublished on March 18 2012 by Ronald W. Maron
"Hard Times" belongs to the second half of Dickens's writing career, in which his work becomes rather more somber and, by common critical assent, more mature and... Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004 by Peter Reeve
It is unfortunate that HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens is not usually read outside the classroom. It is an unforgettable glimpse of an age that did not prize the worth of the... Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003 by Martin Asiner
Dickens was a great rhetorician, but not a very deep social thinker. _Hard Times_ is the novel in which he tries to tell us that there are a Whole lot O' Things Wrong with Britain... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Mark Silcox
Hard Times is first and foremost a burning indictment on industrialism and the total reliance on reason without consideration for emotions. It is also a great novel. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003 by Jennifer B. Barton
In this novel set in industrial revolution era Great Britain, Dickens is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003 by Vilbs
I hated reading Dickens in high school, and I was never able to get past the first chapter of any of his books, including this one. Read morePublished on June 22 2003 by P. Costello