Who runs the circus in Hard Times?

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The circus in Hard Times is run by a man known only as Mr Sleary. Accordingly, the Circus is called Sleary's Circus, and its members are Sleary's People. Dickens seems to use the circus to serve as a foil to the type of society Mr Gradgrind presides over. Where Gradgrind privileges and harps upon the...

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