Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
A Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
Charles Dickens: A Brief Chronology

HARD TIMES: FOR THESE TIMES

Appendices: Contemporary Documents

Appendix A: The Composition of the Novel

  1. Household Words Partners’ Agreement
  2. Announcements in Household Words
  3. Dickens’s Working Memoranda
  4. Mentions in Dickens’s Letters

Appendix B: Contemporary Reviews of the Novel

  1. Athanaeum (12 August 1854)
  2. Examiner (9 September 1854)
  3. Gentleman’s Magazine (September 1854)
  4. British Quarterly Review (October 1854)
  5. Rambler (October 1854)
  6. South London Athanaeum and Institution Magazine (October 1854)
  7. Westminster Review (October 1854)
  8. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (April 1855)

Appendix C: On Industrialization: Commentary

  1. Thomas Carlyle
    1. “Signs of the Times,” Edinburgh Review (June 1829)
    2. Chartism (1839)
    3. Past and Present (1843)
  2. Andrew Ure, The Philosophy of Manufactures (1836)
  3. P. Gaskell, Artisans and Machinery (1836)
  4. J.S. Mill
    1. “Bentham,” London and Westminster Review (August 1838)
    2. Principles of Political Economy(1848)
  5. Arthur Helps, The Claims of Labour (1844)
  6. Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 (1845)
  7. Charles Dickens, “On Strike,” Household Words (11 February 1854)
  8. Henry Morley, “Ground in the Mill,” Household Words (22 April 1854)
  9. Harriet Martineau, The Factory Controversy: A Warning Against Meddling Legislation (1855)
  10. W.B. Hodgson, “On the Importance of the Study of Economic Science as a Branch of Education for all Classes,” Lectures in Education Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1855)
  11. John Ruskin, “Unto This Last,” Cornhill Magazine (August 1860)

Appendix D: On Industrialization: Fiction

  1. Harriet Martineau, A Manchester Strike (Illustrations of Political Economy No. 7) (1832)
  2. Frances Trollope, Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong (1840)
  3. “Charlotte Elizabeth,” Helen Fleetwood (1841)
  4. Elizabeth Stone, William Langshawe, the Cotton Lord (1842)
  5. Benjamin Disraeli
    1. Coningsby (1844) (i)
    2. Coningsby (1844) (ii)
    3. Sybil (1845)
  6. Elizabeth Gaskell
    1. Mary Barton (1848) (i)
    2. Mary Barton (1848) (ii)
    3. North and South (1855)
  7. Charlotte Bronte, Shirley (1849)
  8. Charles Kingsley
    1. Yeast (1850)
    2. Alton Locke (1850)
  9. Fanny Mayne, Jane Rutherford, or The Miners’ Strike (1854)

Explanatory Notes

Posted on October 29, 2015