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Dyson, A. E., The Inimitable Dickens: A Reading of the Novels, Macmillan, 1970, pp. 183—202.

Dyson argues that Hard Times, Dickens's "angriest" novel, differs from his other novels because it is devoid of hope. There is no happy ending for any of the characters.

Monod, Sylvàre, Dickens the Novelist, University of Oklahoma Press, 1968, pp. 440—52, 456—65.

Monod discusses Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities as examples of the least Dickensian of Dickens's novels. Monod faults Dickens for not providing a positive element in his social criticism and for the inconsistency in his thinking.

Nelson, Harland S., Charles Dickens, Twayne's English Authors Series, No. 314 Twayne, 1981, pp. 197—201.

Nelson discusses Hard Times in the context of the limitations of reason and intellect, namely that reason excludes love, which is needed for any solution to the world's problems.

Spector, Stephen J., "Monsters of Metonymy: Hard Times and...

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