Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Set in the imaginary mid-Victorian Northern industrial town of Coketown with its blackened factories, downtrodden workers and polluted environment. This is the soulless domain of the strict utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and the heartless factory owner Josiah Bounderby. However, human joy is not excluded thanks to ‘Mr Sleary’s Horse-Riding’ circus, a gin-soaked and hilarious troupe of open-hearted and affectionate people who act as an antidote to all the drudgery and misery endured by the ordinary citizens of Coketown. Based on the author’s observations of Preston, Hard Times is Dickens’s classic work about industrial England.
- Folio Society Third Impression No. 521
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 1983
- Printed Cream Cloth Hardback, 244 pp
- Illustrations by Charles Keeping
- Size 240 x 160mm, 1kg
Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy
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