Hard Times

Hard Times is a novel written by the well-known British writer, Charles Dickens. The book was published by Wordsworth in 1854 in the United Kingdom.
Charles Dickens was born in 1812, at Portsmouth. When he was 15, he left school and became a lawyer’s clerk. Then he studied by himself. In the following year he became a free-lance reporter at the law courts of London. By 1832 he had become a reporter for two London newspapers and, in the next following year, began to contribute a series of impressions and sketches to other newspapers and magazines. His famous works are The Picwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, ...

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Josiah Bounderby, Gradgrind’s closest friend, is a manufacturer and millowner. Gradgrind wishes that his son could work in Bounderby’s bank and his daughter could be married by Bounderby. The marriage comes true. But Louisa does not love Bounderby and feels unhappy. She falls in love with James Harthouse, a brother of a chancellor. He is a languid man, who has failed to find his calling in life, and idly gallivants from task to task. Later the Chartist movement spreads to the town. Tom fools around and steals money from Bounderby’s bank. He went to a circus to be a clown. When Gradgrind finds him, he could not believe his son is under such poor condition. Then he sends Tom to America. At the end of the book, Bounderby died suddenly in the street of Coketown. Louisa remarries another man. Tom wants to come back, but unfortunately he died on the way back to Britain. Gradgrind becomes very old and he never believes his philosophy of “fact”.
In this novel, Dickens criticizes the ...

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