Hard Times

Lançado em outubro de 2007 (ePub) em Inglês
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    • 'Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else'Dickens's novel honouring the value of the human heart in an age of materialism centres on Coketown, where Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school owner and model of Utilitarian success, feeds his pupils and his family with facts, banning fancy and wonder from young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa becomes trapped in a loveless marriage, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in crime.... Ver mais

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    'Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else'

    Dickens's novel honouring the value of the human heart in an age of materialism centres on Coketown, where Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school owner and model of Utilitarian success, feeds his pupils and his family with facts, banning fancy and wonder from young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa becomes trapped in a loveless marriage, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in crime. As their fortunes cross with those of a free-spirited circus girl and a victimized weaver, Gradgrind is forced to question everything he believes in.

    Edited with an Introduction and notes by KATE FLINT

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    Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.

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    Charles Dickens

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    Charles Dickens nasceu em Landport, Portsmouth, Grã-Bretanha, a 7 de fevereiro de 1812. Era o segundo de oito filhos. O seu pai, empregado nos serviços do porto e de espírito fantasioso, abandonou a instrução de Charles, que se foi educando, ao acaso, depois de sair da escola primária, que frequentou até aos nove anos. Fugindo aos credores, a família mudou a residência para Londres, onde o pai de Dickens acabou por estar preso em Marshalsea, residência habitual de devedores... Ler mais

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    9780141920061

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