- ISBN 9780199536276 / 0199536279
- Title Hard Times
- Author Charles Dickens
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 299
- Publisher Oxford University Press
- Imprint Oxford University Press
- Language English
- Dimensions 127mm x 15mm x 191mm
A scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy, “Hard Times” is a daring novel of ideas—and ultimately a celebration of love, hope, and limitless possibilities of the imagination. Revised reissue.
Hard Times is Dickens's shortest novel, and arguably his greatest triumph. A useful appendix of the author's working notes, together with an enlightening introduction and full explanatory notes, will ensure that this edition becomes the obvious choice for anyone studying the novel. Paul Schlike is Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more.