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Study Guide to Hard Times by Charles Dickens

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Charles Dickens’s Hard Times, a novel that brought to light the harsh conditions of factory workers during the nineteenth century.

As a novel set in nineteenth-century England, many lower class citizens worked factory jobs and were very poorly treated. Dickens comments on this treatment and the abuse of power regarding the wealthy.

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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 by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.