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Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times ) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens , first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era. Hard Times is unusual in

Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times ) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens , first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era.

Hard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it. [1] Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London. [2] Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester , though smaller. Coketown may be partially based on 19th-century Preston .

The Utilitarians were one of the targets of Dickens' satire. Utilitarianism was a prevalent school of thought during this period, its founders being Jeremy Bentham and James Mill , father to political theorist John Stuart Mill . Bentham's former secretary, Edwin Chadwick , helped design the Poor Law of 1834 , which deliberately made workhouse life as uncomfortable as possible. In the novel, this attitude is conveyed in Bitzer's response to Gradgrind's appeal for compassion.

(NEW YORK CITY) The popular Texas chili served up by the Washington areas’s Hard Times Cafe has been chosen as “Best Restaurant Chili” by a group of professional chefs and restaurant writers at an annual event sponsored by the James Beard Foundation in New York City. The foundation is named after the late culinary export and respected food author.

Hard Times founder Fred Parker commented, “The other chilis were excellent, but the judges were blown away by our authentic, back-to-basics approach to chili. On the family tree of chili, the other entries were new sprouts but we were the roots.”

Our chili bona fides consist of a family recipe passed down from our Texas trail drive cowboy grandfather whose eldest daughter, our Aunt Erma, used it in her roadhouse on route 281 in Gracemont, Oklahoma back in 1949. She always bragged about how folks would drive the 50 miles from Oklahoma City just for a taste of her chili. Before she died she wrote the recipe down on paper and gave it to us. It now resides in our safety deposit box.

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Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times ) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens , first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era.

Hard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it. [1] Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London. [2] Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester , though smaller. Coketown may be partially based on 19th-century Preston .

The Utilitarians were one of the targets of Dickens' satire. Utilitarianism was a prevalent school of thought during this period, its founders being Jeremy Bentham and James Mill , father to political theorist John Stuart Mill . Bentham's former secretary, Edwin Chadwick , helped design the Poor Law of 1834 , which deliberately made workhouse life as uncomfortable as possible. In the novel, this attitude is conveyed in Bitzer's response to Gradgrind's appeal for compassion.

(NEW YORK CITY) The popular Texas chili served up by the Washington areas’s Hard Times Cafe has been chosen as “Best Restaurant Chili” by a group of professional chefs and restaurant writers at an annual event sponsored by the James Beard Foundation in New York City. The foundation is named after the late culinary export and respected food author.

Hard Times founder Fred Parker commented, “The other chilis were excellent, but the judges were blown away by our authentic, back-to-basics approach to chili. On the family tree of chili, the other entries were new sprouts but we were the roots.”

Our chili bona fides consist of a family recipe passed down from our Texas trail drive cowboy grandfather whose eldest daughter, our Aunt Erma, used it in her roadhouse on route 281 in Gracemont, Oklahoma back in 1949. She always bragged about how folks would drive the 50 miles from Oklahoma City just for a taste of her chili. Before she died she wrote the recipe down on paper and gave it to us. It now resides in our safety deposit box.

Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times ) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens , first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era.

Hard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it. [1] Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London. [2] Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester , though smaller. Coketown may be partially based on 19th-century Preston .

The Utilitarians were one of the targets of Dickens' satire. Utilitarianism was a prevalent school of thought during this period, its founders being Jeremy Bentham and James Mill , father to political theorist John Stuart Mill . Bentham's former secretary, Edwin Chadwick , helped design the Poor Law of 1834 , which deliberately made workhouse life as uncomfortable as possible. In the novel, this attitude is conveyed in Bitzer's response to Gradgrind's appeal for compassion.

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