Charles Dickens" Hard times by Oliver Conant

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Published by Research & Education Association in Piscataway, N.J .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]).

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Other titlesHard times
Statementtext by Oliver Conant ; illustrations by Michael Kupka.
SeriesMAXnotes
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LC ClassificationsPR4561 .C64 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 118, [1] p. :
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1015131M
ISBN 100878910166
LC Control Number96067447

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About Hard Times. Written deliberately to increase the circulation of Dickens’s weekly magazine, Household Words, Hard Times was a huge and instantaneous success upon publication in 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.

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