9780393975604

Hard Times (Norton Critical Editions)

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    9780393975604

  • ISBN10:

    0393975606

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/17/2000
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Written deliberately to increase the circulation of Dickens's weekly magazine, "Household Words, Hard Times" was a huge and instantaneous success upon publication in 1854. Yet this novel is not the cheerful celebration of Victorian life one might have expected from the beloved author of "The Pickwick Papers" and "The Old Curiosity Shop," Compressed, stark, allegorical, it is a bitter expose of capitalist exploitation during the industrial revolution-and a fierce denunciation of the philosophy of materialism, which threatens the human imagination in all times and places. With a typically unforgettable cast of characters-including the heartless fact-worshipper Mr. Gradgrind, the warmly endearing Sissy Jupe, and the eternally noble Stephen Blackpool-"Hard Times" carries a uniquely powerful message and remains one of the most widely read of Dickens's major novels.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Text of Hard Times
Title Page
1(1)
Dedication
2(1)
The Contents of Hard Times
3(2)
Hard Times
5(218)
A Note on the Text
223(1)
The Genesis of Hard Times: A History of the Text
223(2)
Dickens' Working Plans
225(11)
The Running Headlines
236(3)
Our Text
239(1)
The Textual Notes
240(35)
Textual Notes
243(30)
Emendations List
273(2)
Contexts
275(78)
Hard Times Calendar
276(1)
Dickens' Comments on the Composition of Hard Times
277(11)
Industrialism
287(1)
The Preston Strike: A History
288(3)
An Ostracized Workman
291(1)
The Preston Lock-Out
292(3)
James Lowe
On Strike
295(12)
Charles Dickens
Ground in the Mill
307(2)
Henry Morley
The Factory Legislation: A Warning Against Meddling Legislation (Manchester 1855)
309(3)
Harriet Martineau
Dickens the Novelist: The Preston Strike and Hard Times
312(13)
R. D. Butterworth
Education
325(1)
Preface to A Series of Lessons
325(1)
J. M.M'Culloch
A Conference of Statisticians
326(1)
Charles Dickens
Joe Whelks and Education
327(4)
Dickens as a Critic of Education
331(2)
Jane Sinnett
Atrophy of Imagination in a Scientist
333(1)
Charles Darwin
Horses, Flowers, and the Department of Practical Art
333(5)
Philip Collins
Utilitarianism and the Science of Political Economy
337(1)
The Mind and Character of Jeremy Bentham
338(2)
John Stuart Mill
On Adam Smith and Laissez-Faire
340(1)
J. R. McCulloch
Malthus and Population
341(2)
Useful Education for the Working Classes
343(2)
The Condition of the Working Class
345(1)
Thomas Carlyle
Selling Cheap
346(1)
On the Economic Fallacies of Hard Times
347(6)
E. P. Whipple
Criticism
353(124)
The Two Classes of Characters in Hard Times
355(1)
Hippolyte Taine
A Note on Hard Times
355(1)
John Ruskin
Dickens' Portrayal of the Working Class in Hard Times
356(1)
George Gissing
Hard Times
357(7)
Bernard Shaw
Hard Times: An Analytic Note
364(20)
F. R. Leavis
Hard Times
384(3)
Monroe Engel
Imagery and Theme in Hard Times
387(12)
Robert Barnard
Hard Times: The Meaning of the Title
399(1)
David Craig
How Successful Is Hard Times?
400(9)
David Lodge
Hard Times and the Structure of Industrialism: The Novel as Factory
409(10)
Patricia E. Johnson
Mechanomorphism in Hard Times
419(10)
Gorman Beauchamp
The Literary Imagination in Public Life
429(10)
Martha C. Nussbaum
Having It Both Ways: Gender and Paradox in Hard Times
439(6)
David L. Cowles
Writing as a Woman: Dickens, Hard Times and Feminine Discourses
445(10)
Jean Ferguson Carr
Dickens' Pathology of Time in Hard Times
455(10)
Eric P. Levy
Hard Times and a Critique of Utopia: A Typological Study
465(12)
Leona Toker
A Chronology 477(2)
Charles Dickens
Selected Bibliography 479

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