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User Review  - PiyushC - LibraryThing

Well, all in all, it was very Dickensish , and while I enjoyed parts of the book immensely, as a package, I found it wanting. The ending, specially was so very hurried and abrupt. *Spoiler Alert* For ... Read full review

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User Review  - read.to.live - LibraryThing

When I saw this audiobook from the library I thought, "Ugh. Not this one." I have some vague recollection of reading Hard Times once -- or trying -- but remember nothing except the bitter aftertaste ... Read full review

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User Review  - blake.rosser - LibraryThing

Appreciate the strong criticism of reason, rationalism, and industrio-capitalism, but the tale itself lacks subtlety even by Dickens' standards. Surprisingly, it feels too short, as I barely even ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

I am a big fan of Dickens, but this one was a disappointment for me. Like many of his novels, he is making a commentary on society. In this case, he is criticizing the trend of memorizing facts in ... Read full review

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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.” Having read and enjoyed several of Dickens's other works I felt ... Read full review

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

The first Dickens novel I read it put me off him for several more years. And re-reading it many years later I am not much fonder of it. It is overly didactic, not particularly humorous, the plot feels ... Read full review

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User Review  - stacy_chambers - LibraryThing

HARD TIMES isn't one of my favorite Dickens novels. It missed (as I recall) Dickens's humor. The scathing social criticism is still there, but it's not as sharp as in his other novels. I still enjoyed it, though. Read full review

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User Review  - fuzzy_patters - LibraryThing

Thomas Gradgrind believes in a system of education in which children should be filled with facts and only facts. There is no room for sentiment or imagination. He runs a school that operates in this ... Read full review

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User Review  - samfsmith - LibraryThing

This Dickens’ novel focuses on the hardships of the industrial movement in 19th century England. The characters are weavers, mill owners, the children of members of parliament, and an orphan girl of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - AnnieHidalgo - LibraryThing

Dickens does A Little Prince, with flashes of Silas Marner. Read full review


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