- Publisher : Rupa (1 January 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 8171675034
- ISBN-13 : 978-8171675036
- Item Weight : 175 g
- Dimensions : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
Hard Times is set in industrial England at a period when utilitarianism seemed the order of the day. Dickens introduces us to a world of harsh realities and cold, loveless relationships, where still remains an array of humble people of great vitality, who demonstrate how life-denying utilitarianism can be.