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Three Great Novels: Hard Times; A Tale of Two Cities; Great Expectations
These three very different novels show the remarkable scope of Dicken's work. Hard Times (1854) exposes the limites of utilitarian philosophy, as Louisa Gradgrind grows up trapped by her disciplinarian father's uncompromising views on bringing up children. A Tale of Two Cities (1859), set in London and Paris, sees the causes and effects of the French Revolution from the po ...more
Paperback, 848 pages
Published August 18th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1861)
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the novel is marvelous reflection of french revolution though it does not give us the close sight to the causes which brings the curse of the revoultion.chrles give the charcterisation a enhance thourgh action.irony of situion is very much evidient in the novel.melodrama provide a horror on the mind of readrs pathos r also much evident.there is no tragic relief in the novel but in the last miss pross gives it to make reader less depress ,any how many episodes r very much tragic.resurection of sy ...more
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and sho ...moreMore about Charles Dickens...