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ISBN 0140430423 / 9780140430424 / 0-14-043042-3
Publisher Penguin USA
List price $5.95
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In the persons of Gradgrind and Bounderby, Dickens stigmatized the prevalent philosophy of utilitarianism which, whether in school or factory, allowed human beings to be caged in a dreary scenery of brick terraces and foul chimneys, to be enslaved to machines and reduced to numbers. [via]