Hard Times: For These Times

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In the persons of Gradgrind and Bounderby, Dickens stigmatized the prevalent philosophy of utilitarianism which, whether in school or factory, allowed human beings to be caged in a dreary scenery of brick terraces and foul chimneys, to be enslaved to ...Continua
Cristina Pascucci
Ha scritto il 04/03/14
Charles, a chi lo dici!
Splendido romanzo sociale. Io da capra ignorante quale sono non avevo mai letto niente di Charles Dickens e ho ritenuto non essere degna di partire con uno delle sue più classiche opere. Questo romanzo sebbene sia ambientato nell'Inghilterra della ri...Continua
ellenù
Ha scritto il 18/05/12
draw horses onto the walls

draw flowers onto the carpets
cause it's life to be renewed and it's world to be redrawn

Porphydo
Ha scritto il 18/10/11
I like the portrayal of the cities, in any kind of book. It is somenthing that literally bewitches me. Dickens always seems to find the right words to describe his Coketown: the industries with their thin and twisted chimney tops and the noise of the...Continua
GraJon
Ha scritto il 25/11/10
Light in even the darkest places!
Not having read this for many years I was struck by the freshness of the characters in the very sad environment of Coketown. The dirt and grime of this industrial town, the overwhelming depression that oozes out of the factory walls. Yet in the midst...Continua
daniele
Ha scritto il 31/08/09
Do it at once!
If you look at the story itself it is far too simple for Dickens' standards. That is to say, we are not going to find the greatest plot of his novels here, rather one of the tamest. But, as it is usual with Dickens', the real gold lies with the set o...Continua

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