The Question and Answer section for Hard Times is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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What is The Great Depression? An article, novel, textbook? Who is the author?
After an extended absence from the story, Sissy reappears as the archetypal heroine. We can fully expect that in Book Three, Sissy will play a savior-like role for the Gradgrind family and she will care for them as best as she possibly can. There...