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Hard Times: (Classics hardcover)

Hard Times - Kate Flint, Charles Dickens Funny, short, and so narrowly focused that you can't help but see what Dickens was aiming at with this deviancy of a novel. It's not set in London, it's far shorter than the other books, and at times you can almost feel Dickens' anger at the Bentham/Mill camp surging from the page. It certainly makes you think, about our own societal issues, in a non-orphans way (sorry, but that's Dickens for you most times). I didn't understand why it was included in the Great Works box set until I read it - now I totally see why it was included.More thoughts, at length (especially about the funny bits), at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-mL