by Charles Dickens
Hard Times Resources
So, you can search for specific passages, and so you don't have to type out long quotations.
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Movie or TV Productions
IMDB readers seem to really be into this one – check out those 9 out of 10 stars!
The least known but arguably the best of the novel's adaptations.
Dickens wrote detailed chapter plans, where you can see how his thoughts and ideas evolved, and how he made the choices that he made while writing.
An article Dickens wrote about the strike he saw first hand in Preston, just before he started to write Hard Times.
A long discussion of his works up until that point, including Hard Times, in PDF format.
Get a sense of what the novel looked like when published in this weekly journal – this is a facsimile copy of the whole year's volume – hurray for Google Books!
A kind of animated graphic novel. Check out Coketown!
A short cartoon of Gradgrind in his school telling the kids what's what.
Originally, Hard Times was published without illustrations – but of course at some point (about 20 years later) somebody came along and drew some.
Um, yeah. What that title says is what you get.