Hard Times

(from the article `Dickens, Charles`) The novels of these years, Bleak House (1852–53), Hard Times (1854), and Little Dorrit (1855–57), were much `darker` than their predecessors. ... The novel that, like Dickens` Hard Times (1854), presents the lives of workingmen or other members of the lower orders is not necessar...
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hard times

[n] - a time of difficulty
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