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Hard Times by Charles Dickens

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  • We will be doing a book exchange game so bring a book that you liked (not one we read in the club) wrapped to be given away.

    This our classic for the year. "Hard Times" is a minor Charles Dickens classic. Like all Charles Dickens' novels it features some great, memorable characters. The setting of the industrial city of Coketown is vividly described as a miserable, polluted town. There are some strong themes of class struggles between the working men in the factories and the harsh upper classes who seek to exploit them. Nearly all of the upper class characters are depicted in a negative light while the real heroes of the story are from the working class. As always, Dickens finds an entertaining way to shine a bright light on the social problems of Victorian-era England.

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  • Judy
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    Hi, I love discussing books that I have just read with other people. I also, love... more

  • Paige A.

    Hi! I've met many of you already as Judy's daughter but I'm excited to become an "official"... more

  • Ann K.

    Enjoy reading books that are appealing to others and discussing them. Sharing is SO much more fun!

  • Cheryl

    Looking forward to reading and talking about great books!

  • Debra D.

    I enjoy reading a variety of genres and love to chat with our book club members to hear other... more

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  • Nanci V.

    Hi - I'm looking for good books and new friends to discuss them with.

  • Mary

    Looking to meet new friends and to start reading again.

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