Hard TimesCharles Dickens
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Set in fictitious Coketown, England during the Industrial Revolution of the 1850s, Dickens wished to expose the enormous gulf between the rich and poor through his writing. In Hard Times, the social and moral purpose of his work is at its most evident. Openly ironic and satirical in its tone, Dickens suggests a mechanization of society, where the wealthy are ruthless and uncharitable towards those less fortunate than themselves. Siblings Louisa and Tom Gradgrind are raised by their father, a harsh and pragmatic educator and his influence means that they go on to lead lives that are lacking in all areas. Louisa marries the arrogant and greedy Josiah Bounderby, ending in an unhappy pairing and the unfeeling and villainous Tom robs his own brother-in-law's bank. As their father watches their plight, he realises that his own principles may have led to their downfall.
Charles Dickens - Autor
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) este cel mai important și prolific prozator al literaturii victoriene. Romanele sale (dintre care amintim faimoasele Oliver Twist, Casa umbrelor, Documentele postume ale clubului Pickwick, David Copperfield) îmbină observația...AFLĂ MAI MULTE Vezi toate cărţile