Hard Times

Hard Times

and
Reprinted Pieces [0]

 

By CHARLES DICKENS

 

With illustrations by Marcus StoneMaurice
Greiffenhagenand F. Walker

 

LONDON: CHAPMAN & HALL, LD.
NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS

1905

CONTENTS

BOOK THE FIRST.  SOWING

 

PAGE

CHAPTER I

The One Thing Needful

3

CHAPTER II

Murdering the Innocents

4

CHAPTER III

A Loophole

8

CHAPTER IV

Mr. Bounderby

12

CHAPTER V

The Keynote

18

CHAPTER VI

Sleary’s Horsemanship

23

CHAPTER VII

Mrs. Sparsit

33

CHAPTER VIII

Never Wonder

38

CHAPTER IX

Sissy’s Progress

43

CHAPTER X

Stephen Blackpool

49

CHAPTER XI

No Way Out

53

CHAPTER XII

The Old Woman

59

CHAPTER XIII

Rachael

63

CHAPTER XIV

The Great Manufacturer

69

CHAPTER XV

Father and Daughter

73

CHAPTER XVI

Husband and Wife

79

BOOK THE SECOND.  REAPING

CHAPTER I

Effects in the Bank

84

CHAPTER II

Mr. James Harthouse

94

CHAPTER III

The Whelp

101

CHAPTER IV

Men and Brothers

111

CHAPTER V

Men and Masters

105

CHAPTER VI

Fading Away

116

CHAPTER VII

Gunpowder

126

CHAPTER VIII

Explosion

136

CHAPTER IX

Hearing the Last of it

146

CHAPTER X

Mrs. Sparsit’s Staircase

152

CHAPTER XI

Lower and Lower

156

CHAPTER XII

Down

163

BOOK THE THIRD.  GARNERING

CHAPTER I

Another Thing Needful

167

CHAPTER II

Very Ridiculous

172

CHAPTER III

Very Decided

179

CHAPTER IV

Lost

186

CHAPTER V

Found

193

CHAPTER VI

The Starlight

200

CHAPTER VII

Whelp-Hunting

208

CHAPTER VIII

Philosophical

216

CHAPTER IX

Final

222

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