Charles Dickens Hard Times: the Atlantic Critical Studies

By: Pulakesh Ghosh

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Contents: Introduction. 1. Hard times. 2. Genesis, vision and titling. 3. A chapter-wise critical summary. 4. Issues. 5. Characters in hard times. 6. Some critical responses. Bibliography. Index. Dickens offers us in Hard Times (1854) a morally serious content cast in the form of popular entertainment. The principal motive of Hard Times is to use fiction for purposes of social protest. It is a critique of industrialism, of capitalism and of utilitarianism. The story is based on Dickens own observations of industrial conditions. The novel protests against the separation of politics and humanity. In the novel, Dickens is for the intuitive as against the mechanistic. The opening discussion of the book will help the readers to develop an understanding of Dickens as a novelist even before reading the original text. In the detailed critical summary of the novel, the author has maintained his best to give an idea of the novelist s language in the text so that the readers may have the benefit of reading the novel itself to some extent. The book discusses different issues of the novel with critical insight. The author has penetrated the text from varied angles of genesis, vision, title, education, social picture, industrialism, narrative art, symbols, etc. with several rich critical references. The characters of the novel have been critically sketched with deep thinking and insight. In addition, some critical responses and a rich bibliography have been given. The discussion in the book is marked by a critical insight that serves not only the advanced scholars but also the college and university students who will be benefited by the in-depth presentation. Printed Pages: 312

Title: Charles Dickens Hard Times: the Atlantic Critical Studies

Author Name: Pulakesh Ghosh

Categories: Non-fiction, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.:

ISBN: 8126921765

ISBN 13: 9788126921768

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202241

Keywords: Charles Dickens Hard Times: the Atlantic Critical Studies Pulakesh Ghosh