Hard Times (Penguin Classics)

by Charles Dickens | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780141439679 Global Overview for this book
Registered by WistfulDragon of Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on 4/24/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by WistfulDragon from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, April 24, 2009
This is a very special book; not only because it is a wonderful Dickens' story, but also because it was given to me by a homeless man, and must have constituted ten percent of his worldy goods. He gave it to me simply because we shared a conversation about literature - in which I was duly shamed, as despite his being from another country he knew more about the literature of my own country than I did, as well as more about his own - and I agreed with him that Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best albums of all time. Of such little human contacts is life made worth living. I hope that all future readers of this book experience equally satisfying connexions with the people around them, whoever they are.

Journal Entry 2 by WistfulDragon at City of Westminster, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, May 25, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (5/26/2012 UTC) at City of Westminster, Greater London United Kingdom

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Shhhh! this it going to be part of a book game!

Happy reading

WistfulDragon

Journal Entry 3 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Tuesday, May 29, 2012
One of the books by Dickens I haven't read yet.

Journal Entry 4 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
A wonderful book, as all books by Dickens are.
It is also a sad story, the destinies of people in Dickens' world are often of little hope, alas also in this one. As always, though, there are glints of hope and people do change.

Last, but not least, the book made me laugh out load. To quote Mr.Josiah Bounderbury of Coketown when addressing his wife at their wedding:" I hope every spinister may find as good a husband as my wife has found." (Page 107)

Journal Entry 5 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, February 23, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/23/2018 UTC) at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway

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A kitten - enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 6 by Annchen at Brandbergen, Stockholm Sweden on Friday, March 23, 2018
Thank you! The book was held hostage by Postnord. I’m going to try to get back the ”ransom” (import tax) I paid to release it from the clutches of the postal system... Not as interesting as the start of this book journey, but I’m happy it finally arrived.

I look forward to reading it!

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